Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou

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Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet (Birgitta Henriques-Normark Unit) focusing on nanobiotechnology and biomaterial technology. 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 currently Visiting Scientist there) and ETH Zurich (2015-2016, Drug Formulation and Delivery Lab, Prof. Leroux group) 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.


  • Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award for 2011 and 2012, AIChE 2014, Atlanta, USA (2014).
  • Hilti Award for Innovative Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013).
  • TechConnect Innovation Award, Washington D.C., USA (2013).
  • 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 (2012).
  • 1st place at the AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2011).


MSc students

Dorian Henning

DorianDorian Henning is a Master student in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich and currently writing his Master thesis under supervision of Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at the Karolinska Institutet. After receiving his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, he worked as an intern at IAV GmbH in Berlin and conducted an exchange semester at MIT in Cambridge, where he also worked as a research assistant in the Anderson Lab at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. He is interested in biomedical and biological applications of nanotechnology and his thesis aims on developing ratiometric nanoparticle based biosensors.

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