Georgios Sotiriou

Georgios Sotiriou

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Principal Investigator

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Georgios Sotiriou is tenured faculty in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet focusing on nanobiotechnology and biomaterial technology. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2011) and carried out postdoctoral research stays in Harvard University (2013-2015) and ETH Zurich (2015-2016) before joining MTC. His research has been recognized internationally by several awards including the 2011 AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student award, the 2012 Best PhD Thesis Award from the Swiss Chemical Society, the 2012 ETH Medal for outstanding Dissertation and the 2013 Hilti Award for Innovative 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!




  • Total number of publications: 46 (43 original research articles, 3 reviews/perspectives)
  • First author: 19 papers
  • Corresponding author: 8 papers
  • Total citations: 1784 (Web of Science), 1976 (Scopus), 2434 (Google Scholar)
  • h-index: 23 (Web of Science), 24 (Scopus), 25 (Google Scholar)
  • Total IF: 328.1



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 (2006), Dept. Applied Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

  • 2018    Young Faculty Award, Mayo Clinic Symposium, Florida, USA.
  • 2018    Invited contribution to “Futures” Issue of AIChE J.
  • 2017    ERC Starting Grant, European Research Council.
  • 2014    Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award for 2011 and 2012, AIChE 2014, USA.
  • 2013    Hilti Award for Innovative Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2013    TechConnect Innovation Award, Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2012    ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2012    Reg Davies Award, International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI) Annual Meeting, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
  • 2012    Best PhD Thesis Award, Division of Polymers and Colloids, Swiss Chemical Society.
  • 2011    1st place at the AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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