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.