Georgios Sotiriou

Principal Investigator

Georgios Sotiriou

Researcher

Principal Investigator

About me

Lab website: https://sotirioulab.org  

Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou is tenured faculty at the Associate Professor level (in Swedish: Forskare) in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet (Birgitta Henriques-Normark Unit) focusing on nanobiotechnology and biomaterial technology. He received his PhD from the Particle Technology Laboratory (Prof. Pratsinis group) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2011) and carried out postdoctoral research stays in Harvard University (2013-2015, Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Prof. Demokritou group) and ETH Zurich (2015-2016, Drug Formulation and Delivery Lab, Prof. Leroux group) before joining MTC. 

 

DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS

  • 2020         Smoluchowski Award, Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF), European Aerosol Conference 2020.
  • 2020         Appointed Future Research Leader, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).
  • 2019         Young Investigator Award, Dept. Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet.
  • 2018         Young Faculty Award, Mayo Clinic Symposium Series, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • 2018         Invited contribution to “Futures Issue of AIChE J. recognizing the potential of young researchers.
  • 2017         ERC Starting Grant.
  • 2014         Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award for 2011 and 2012, AIChE 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 2013         Hilti Award for Innovative Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2013         TechConnect 2013 Global Innovation Award, Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2013         ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich.
  • 2012         Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Fellow, Advanced Researcher Fellowship.
  • 2012         Best PhD Thesis Award, Division of Polymers and Colloids, Swiss Chemical Society.
  • 2012         Reg Davies Poster Award, International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI) 2012 Annual Meeting, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
  • 2011         1st place at the AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Research description

Nanoscale functional materials and devices for biomedical applications

Nanostructured materials show great potential in the biomedical field as they can serve as superior bioimaging contrast agents, diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Antibacterial nanosilver, plasmonic nanosized noble metals, quantum dots, nanophosphors and superparamagnetic nanoparticles constitute some of such functional materials.

Here, we focus on aerosol manufacturing of smart nanoscale materials and devices and investigate the parameters that influence their properties, targeting superior performance in theranostics. Our approach is highly multidisciplinary combining expertise from material engineering, bioengineering and health sciences. This allows for the design and engineering of biomaterials that exhibit the desired functionality in applications ranging from diagnostics to therapeutic interventions.

If you are a student and you like the above research topics, please do not hesitate to contact me. Research projects (e.g. master thesis) may be available!

 

Publications

FULL LIST: https://sotirioulab.org/publications/ 

 

Education

PhD (2011), Dept. Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

MSc (2008), Micro- and Nanosystems, Depts. Mechanical and Process Engineering and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Diploma (2006), Dept. Applied Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS

     

  • 2020         Smoluchowski Award, Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF), European Aerosol Conference 2020.
  • 2020         Appointed Future Research Leader, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).
  • 2019         Young Investigator Award, Dept. Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet.
  • 2018         Young Faculty Award, Mayo Clinic Symposium Series, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • 2018         Invited contribution to “Futures Issue of AIChE J. recognizing the potential of young researchers.
  • 2017         ERC Starting Grant.
  • 2014         Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award for 2011 and 2012, AIChE 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 2013         Hilti Award for Innovative Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2013         TechConnect 2013 Global Innovation Award, Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2013         ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich.
  • 2012         Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Fellow, Advanced Researcher Fellowship.
  • 2012         Best PhD Thesis Award, Division of Polymers and Colloids, Swiss Chemical Society.
  • 2012         Reg Davies Poster Award, International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI) 2012 Annual Meeting, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
  • 2011         1st place at the AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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