The Nanoplasmas team is:
Dr. Evangelos Gogolides (M) has a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the NTUA-Greece (1985), an MSc (1987) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (1990) both from MIT-USA. He is now Director of Research at NCSR-D. He is an author of more than 250 publications and 13 patents (h-index=41/37 google scholar/scopus), and coordinator of several research projects. His current research interests include micro and nano patterning and functionalization for electronics, Lab on a Chip, bioMEMS and micro(nano)fluidics, as well as material surface nano-texture and property modification for nano and nano-bio applications.
Dr. Angeliki Tserepi (F) 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 is now Director of Research at NCSR-D. Her current interests include plasma-based surface engineering and its effect on wetting properties and biomolecule immobilization, the development of microfluidic devices and biomolecule microarrays. She has participated in 21 national and European projects (coordinator in 6 of them) and she is the author or co-author of 7 patents and 140 publications (with more than 3500 citations and h-index=37/34 google scholar / scopus).
Dr. Kosmas Ellinas (M) received his BSc in Physics and his MSc in Microelectronics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. He became an expert in surface engineering, especially in designing and fabricating superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces. Both my MSc and PhD thesis were dedicated in the design and the fabrication of such 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.). He is the author or co-author of more than 30 publications in refereed international journals and co-inventor in 2 patent applications (h-index: 14).
Dr. Katerina Tsougeni (F) received herM.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Polymers Science and Applications from the Chemistry Department of the University of Athens, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Her current research interests include design, fabrication and characterization of bioanalytical devices for enrichment and isolation of DNA of pathogen microorganisms in food samples, for chromatographic applications, as well as for micro-array technology applications. She is the author and co-author of 34 publications in refereed international journals and is co-inventor in 2 patent applications.
Dr. S. Kakabakos (M) obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacy, Univ. of Athens, in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Univ. of Patras in 1989. In 1990-91 he was a postdoc fellow in the Medical School at the University of Toronto. In 1992 he joined 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 was/is scientific responsible of 12 national, EU, and international projects and is author/co-author of 139 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and of more than 100 communications in international conferences. He also holds 15 national, international and European patents.
Dr P. Petrou (F) obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Univ. of Athens in 1993 and 2000, respectively. From 2000 to 2001, she was a Post-doctoral fellow Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg. Since 2002, she is a Director of Research in IRRP. Her activities include development of advanced bioanalytical microsystems, protein and DNA arrays, modification of surfaces with self-assembled monolayers, etc. She has participated in more than 14 national and EU projects. She is author/co-author of 117 papers in international Journals and holds 13 Greek and international patents.
Dr. Timokratis Karamitros (M) is a Commissioned Researcher and Head of the Bioinformatics and Applied Genomics Unit, in the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece. He is an expert in NGS technologies and bioinformatics and his research is focused on viral genomics and on pathogen – host interactions. As a Director and founder of the Molecular Diagnostics Department of the “Centre of Laboratory Medicine”, Nicosia, Cyprus, he worked in the development of molecular diagnostics methods and their quality assessment. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied and Evolutionary Virology Lab, University of Oxford, UK, he investigated the activity of Human Endogenous Retroviruses, while he contributed in the development of the MinION Nanopore sequencing platform. He actively participates in international committees and consortia (e.g. 100.000 Human Genomes, COVID19 HGE) and is and author of more than 28 publications, in high impact International Journals (e.g. Science, eLife, PNAS, Nucleic Acids Research, Eurosurveillance).
Research and Development employees
Efrosini Tsounai (Microfluidic devices)
Maria Bousali (Biology)