Georgios Sotiriou

Georgios Sotiriou

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852487056
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum A05, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: C1 Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, C1 MTC Henriques/Normark Sotiriou, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Assoc. Professor (Docent) in Biomaterial Science, Principal Investigator
    *Lab website: https://sotirioulab.org [1] *
    Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou is an Assoc. Professor (docent) in Biomaterial
    Science and tenured faculty in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell
    Biology (MTC) leading the Bionanomaterial Technology lab at Karolinska
    Institutet. He received a Diploma in Applied Mathematical and Physical
    Sciences from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc in
    Micro- and Nanosystems from ETH Zurich. 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
    * 2022 KI Research Incubator (KIRI) Fellow
    * 2021 KI Consolidator Grant
    * 2021 ERC Proof of Concept Grant
    * 2020 Smoluchowski Award, European Aerosol Assembly (GAeF).
    * 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 Poster Award, International Fine Particle Research
    Institute (IFPRI) 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.
    * 2022 KI Research Incubator (KIRI) Fellow
    * 2021 KI Consolidator Grant
    * 2021 ERC Proof of Concept Grant
    * 2020 Smoluchowski Award, European Aerosol Assembly (GAeF).
    * 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 Poster Award, International Fine Particle Research
    Institute (IFPRI) 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.
    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 in Applied Physics (2006), Dept. Applied Mathematical and Physical
    Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
    [1] https://sotirioulab.org

Research

  • *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/ [1]
    [1] https://sotirioulab.org/publications/

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Employments

  • Principal Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

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