Nanoplasmas comprises a team of people with high skills and knowledge in the surface modification of polymers and microarray/microfluidics fields. The key people in management team are:
Dr. Evangelos Gogolides, Co-Founder of the company
Dr Evangelos Gogolides has a Diploma in Chemical Engineering summa cum laude from the National Technical University of Athens-Greece (1985), a MSc (1987) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (1990) both from MIT-USA. His thesis work was on plasma processing and plasma process simulation. He did post doctoral research on microlithography with Michael Hatzakis at NCSR “Demokritos” (1991-1993). He was elected assistant professor of research at IMEL Demokritos in 1994, associate professor of research in 1998, and full professor (research director) in 2004. Dr Gogolides is an author of more than 210 publications and 10 patents, and coordinator of several research projects on Nanofabrication, Plasma Nanotechnology, and Nano(bio)technology.
His current research interests include micro and nano fabrication for Life Sciences, and Plasma Nanotechnology for improving bioanalytics and surface properties of materials. He was conference program-chair for Micro and Nano Engineering Conference MNE-1997, program and steering committee member of MNE, conference chair for the 34th MNE 2008, conference chair for iPlasmaNano 2016 conference, and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Dr Gogolides is editor in chief of Microelectronic Engineering (MEE), co-editor of the 30 year anniversary special issue of MEE Micro and Nanofabrication Breakthroughs for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences, and member of the Young Investigator Award committee of MEE.
Dr. Angeliki Tserepi, Co-Founder of the company
Dr. Angeliki Tserepi, now Director of Research A at the Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (INN)-NCSR “Demokritos”, received the B.Sc. Degree in Physics from the Univ. of Athens in 1985, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the OSU, USA, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. She held a Post-Doctoral (“Marie Curie”) European Fellowship at the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France (1994-1996), and at the Institute of Microelectronics (IMEL)–NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece (Return Grant, TMR, 1996-1997). Since 1997, she is with INN (former IMEL) working on plasma processing of materials for applications in micro- nano(bio)technology and microsystem fabrication.
Her current interests include plasma-based surface engineering for control of wettability, biomolecule immobilization and cell attachment on surfaces, as well as development of microfluidic and Lab-on-a-chip (LoC) devices, and fluid transport mechanisms in such devices. She was chair for SPIE Microtechnologies “BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices” Conference (2013), co-chair for MNE-2008, in the organizing committees of Eurosensors (2011), and Micro & Nano (MMN2007), and technical program committee member of MNE and μTAS conferences. She has participated in 21 national and European projects (scientific coordinator in 6 of them), and she is the author or co-author of 9 patents and 102 publications in peer-reviewed journals (with more than 2500 citations and h-index=28) including 2 special issue editing.
Dr. Katerina Tsougeni, Co-Founder of the company
Dr. Katerina Tsougeni received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D degree in Polymers Science and Applications from the Chemistry Department of the University of Athens, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Master Thesis title: “Modification of Polydimethylsiloxane Surfaces in Plasma Discharges” (2005). Ph.D thesis title: “Micro and Nano Modification of Polymers for the Fabrication of Polymeric Microanalytical Devices” (2010). Her current research interests include design, fabrication and characterization of bioanalytical devices for enrichment and isolation of DNA of pathogen microorganisms in food fabrication, for chromatographic applications, as well as for micro-array technology applications.
Dr Kosmas Ellinas, Co-Founder of the company
Starting with physics background Dr. Kosmas Ellinas became an expert in surface engineering, especially in designing and fabricating superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces. His scientific activities are focused in surface modification of polymeric materials using micro and nanotechnology, and specifically polymer micro-nanotexturing using various technologies with focus on plasma micro-nanotexturing. The purpose is to control their wetting properties in order to create novel “smart” material surfaces with improved functionality (i.e. anti-adhesion, liquid separation, etc.).
Dr. Sotirios Kakampakos, Scientific Advisor
Dr. Sotirios E. Kakabakos obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacy, University of Athens, in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Patras in 1989. From 1990 to 1991 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Clinical Biochemistry Department of the Medical School at the University of Toronto. Since 1992 he is working at IRRP, where he holds the position of the Director of Research, on the development and evaluation of advanced immunoassay technologies focusing mainly on optical immunosensors. He is the author or co-author of 65 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and of more than 80 communications in international conferences. He also holds 13 national, international and European patents.
Dr. Panagiota Petrou, Scientific Advisor
Dr. Panagiota S. Petrou obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Athens in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same university in 2000. From 06/2000 to 07/2001, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute of Microsystems Technology of Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg. At the end of 2002, she joined IRRP where currently holds a Senior Researcher position. Her activities include the development of advanced immunoassay technologies focusing on optical immunosensors, protein and DNA arrays, multi-analyte systems, modification of surfaces with self-assembled monolayers, etc. She is the author or co-author of 42 papers in International Journals and of more than 50 communications in international conferences. She also holds 11 national, European or international patents.
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