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Tryfon Antonakakis, PhD

Tryfon is co-founder and CEO of Multiwave Technologies AG. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer leading the company’s R&D portfolio.

Prior to founding Multiwave, Tryfon worked as a scientist at world-leading institutions, such as CERN and Imperial College London. His research interests are motivated by engineering and physics applications. They include the application of homogenisation theories for wave propagation in micro-structured media in the field of electromagnetism and acoustics as well as diffusion processes for heat transfer modelling of structures under particle beams.

Tryfon started his professional journey as a research associate at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) between 2010-2013. At CERN he used mathematical modelling to design particle beam dumps for the Large Hadron Collider and developed analytic solutions for specific heat diffusion and thermoelasticity problems.

Between 2013-2014, Tryfon worked as a quantitative analyst at 80 Capital, a London-based algorithmic hedge fund. In parallel to his work at 80 Capital, Tryfon was a post-doctoral research associate in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London.

Tryfon obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London, where he was awarded the Yael Dawker Centenary Prize for the best PhD thesis in the Department of Mathematics. Prior to that, he earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

Tryfon was a professional mogul skier between 2003-2012, representing Greece in more than 90 FIS races. Amongst those, he ranked 2nd at the Swiss Championships in 2010, was 3 times in the top 10 in European Cups and ranked 32nd in the World Championships in 2007. He also competed for the McGill Track & Field Varsity Team from 2001-2002.

In parallel to leading Multiwave Technologies AG, Tryfon maintains his competitive form in mogul skiing and track and field.