is holding the Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics at Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen (EKUT), Germany. He earned his PhD at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He became faculty at the Department of Physics of AUTh and moved to EKUT in 2007. Prof. Kokkotas research interests focus on gravitational wave physics with emphasis on neutron stars.