Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou received a Diploma in Applied Physics (2006) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and continued his graduate studies at ETH Zurich, Switzerland obtaining a M.Sc. in Micro- and Nanosystems (2008). Dr. Sotiriou earned his PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering ETH Zurich (2011), where he continued as a Lecturer and Research Associate for 1.5 years. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University. His research interests include the gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles and multifunctional devices, and more specifically the nanobio-interactions and biomedical applications of nanostructured materials in therapy and diagnostics. Furthermore, his research focuses on the manufacturing of multi-functional multilayer polymer nanocomposite films and novel nanoantioxidant materials that have lead to patent applications.

Honors and Awards

2013                Hilti Award for Innovative Research, Zurich, Switzerland.

2013                TechConnect Global Innovation Award, Washington D.C., USA.

2013                ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich.

2012                Best Poster Award, International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI) 2012 Annual                                Meeting, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

2012                Best PhD Thesis Award, Division of Polymers and Colloids, Swiss Chemical Society.

2011                AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award (1st place), American Institute of                                     Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.