Professional Experience

August 2011-Present: Postdoctoral Research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health working on the following projects:

  • Development of Engineered Water Nanostructure generation system for airborne bacteria and formites removal.
  • Development of Safer Formulation Concept for engineered nanoparticles.
  • AFM study of the nanoparticles interactions in physiological fluids and their correlation to toxicology.

July 2011-Present: Marie Curie Fellow University of Crete, Department of Biology

May 2010-November 2010: Service to the Greek Army, Lance Corporal

July 2006-April 2010: Post Doctoral Associate, Particle Engineering Research Center, University of Florida with duties and tasks described below:

August 2009 – April 2010: Coordinator of the course “Nano For the Rest of Us”

August 2006-April 2010: 

  • Co-Instructorfor the class of Interfacial Phenomena I & II
  • Assisted in Grant Proposal writing
  • bioRaman project: The use of Raman Spectroscopy for in situ toxicological evaluation of nanoparticles.
  • Mentoring three undergraduate students.

September 2002-May 2006: Graduate research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida- PERC.  Dissertation Title: Titania Carbon Nanotubes composites for Enhanced Photocatalysis.

  • Development of advanced photocatalytic materials based on carbon structures.
  • Measured the Mechanical Behavior of Spores and Bacteria by AFM.
  • Measured the Interactions Between micro/nano-particles and polymer with the Colloidal AFM Probe Technique.

August 2001-July 2002: Teaching Assistant, University of Florida

  • Materials Selection and Failure Analysis, Spring 2002
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Electronic Materials, Fall 2001