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Peer-reviewed publications for Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou, as of 28 April 2017

  • Total number of publications: 42 (39 original research articles, 3 reviews/perspectives)
  • First author: 19 papers
  • Corresponding author: 5 papers
  • Without PhD supervisor: 20 papers (7 as first/corresponding author)
  • Total citations: 1147 (Web of Science), 1320 (Scopus), 1692 (Google Scholar)
  • h-index: 20 (Web of Science), 20 (Scopus), 22 (Google Scholar)
  • Total Impact Factor (IF): 289.6

Patent Applications

  • G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann & S. E. Pratsinis. “Method for the generation of nanoparticle composite films and films made using such a method” WO 2012/175175 (2012).
  • Y. Deligiannakis, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis. “Hybrid nanoantioxidant materials” WO 2014/060080 (2013).
    Received the TechConnect Innovation Award 2013, Washington, D.C., USA (13-16 May 2013).



Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • 2017  

42.   D. Singh, L. A. Schifman, C. Watson-Wright, G. A. Sotiriou, V. Oyanedel-Craver, W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “Nanofiller presence enhances polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) profile on nanoparticles released during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Potential Environmental Health ImplicationsEnviron. Sci. Technol. in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06448 (2017).

41.   C. Gunawan*, C. P. Marquis, R. Amal, G. A. Sotiriou, S. A. Rice & E. J. Harry. “Widespread and Indiscriminate Nanosilver Use: Genuine Potential for Microbial ResistanceACS Nano 11, 3438-3445 (2017).

40.   A. Spyrogianni, G. A. Sotiriou,  D. Brambille, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “The effect of settling on cytotoxicity evaluation of SiO2 nanoparticles” J. Aerosol Sci. 108, 56-66 (2017).

  • 2016  

39.   D. Singh, G. A. Sotiriou,  F. Zhang, J. Mead, D. Bello, W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “End-of-life thermal decomposition of nano-enabled polymers: effect of nanofiller loading and polymer matrix on by-productsEnviron. Sci.: Nano 3, 1293-1305 (2016).

38.   A. Spyrogianni, I. K. Herrmann, M. S. Lucas, J-C. Leroux & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Quantitative analysis of the deposited nanoparticle dose on cell cultures by optical absorption spectroscopy” Nanomedicine 11, 2483-2496 (2016).

-Senior corresponding author

37.   F. H. L. Starsich, G. A. Sotiriou, M. C. Wurnig, C. Eberhardt, A. M. Hirt, A. Boss & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Silica-coated non-stoichiometric nano Zn-ferrites for magnetic resonance imaging and hyperthermia treatment” Adv. Healthc. Mater. 5, 2698-2706 (2016).

36.   A. Teleki, F. L. Haufe, A. M. Hirt, S. E. Pratsinis & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Highly scalable production of uniformly-coated superparamagnetic nanoparticles for triggered drug release from alginate hydrogels” RSC Adv. 6, 21503-21510 (2016).

-Senior corresponding author

35.   G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann & Y. Deligiannakis*. “Nanoantioxidant-driven plasmon enhanced proton-coupled electron transfer” Nanoscale 8, 796-803 (2016).

-Cover page of issue 2 published on 14 January 2016

34.   G. A. Sotiriou, D. Singh, F. Zhang, M-C. G. Chalbot, L. Hoering, I. G. Kavouras W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “Thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Possible environmental health and safety implications” J. Hazard. Mater. 305, 87-95 (2016).

  • 2015

33.   L. Wang*, D. C. Davidson, R. Derk, S. Luanpitpong, G. A. Sotiriou, P. Demokritou, V. Castranova, Y. Rojanasakul, T. A. Stueckle. “Ferric oxide nanoparticles (nFe2O3) induce neoplastic transformation of primary human small airway epithelial cell” Cancer Res. 75(15 Suppl):2723 (2015).

32.   G. A. Sotiriou, D. Singh, F. Zhang, W. Wohlleben, M-C. G. Chalbot, I. G. Kavouras & P. Demokritou*. “An integrated methodology for the assessment of environmental health implications during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled products” Environ. Sci.: Nano 2, 262-272 (2015).

31.   K. Fujiwara, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Enhanced Ag+ ion Release from aqueous nanosilver suspensions by absorption of ambient CO2Langmuir 31, 5284–5290 (2015).

30.   S. Pirela, G. A. Sotiriou, D. Bello, M. Shafer, K. Lee Bunker, V. Castranova, T. Thomas & P. Demokritou*. “Consumer exposures to laser printer-emitted nanoparticles: A case study of the life-cycle implications from nano-enabled products” Nanotoxicology 9, 760-768 (2015).

29.   C. O. Blattmann, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Rapid synthesis of flexible conductive polymer nanocomposite films” Nanotechnology 26, 125601 (2015).

28.   C. Peters*, O. Ergeneman, G. A. Sotiriou, H. Choi, B. J. Nelson & C. Hierold. “Visible light curing of Epon SU-8-based superparamagnetic polymer composites with random and ordered particle configurations” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 193-200 (2015).

  • 2014

27.   G. A. Sotiriou, G. D. Etterlin, A. Spyrogianni, F. Krumeich, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Plasmonic biocompatible silver-gold alloyed nanoparticles”, Chem. Commun. 50, 13559-13562 (2014).

26.   N. V. Konduru, K. M. Murdaugh, G. A. Sotiriou, T. C. Donaghey, P. Demokritou, J. D. Brain & R. M. Molina*. “Bioavailability, distribution and clearance of tracheally-instilled and gavaged uncoated or silica-coated zinc oxide nanoparticles”, Part. Fibre Toxicol. 11:44 (2014).

25.   V. A. Okello, S. Gass, G. Pyrgiotakis, N. Du, A. Lake, V. Kariuki, G.A. Sotiriou, B. Deng, P. Demokritou & O.A. Sadik*. “Capture, isolation and electrochemical detection of industrially-relevant engineered aerosol nanoparticles using poly(amic) acid, phase-inverted, nano-membranes”, J. Hazard. Mater. 279, 365-374 (2014).

24.   G. A. Sotiriou, C. Watson, K. M. Murdaugh, T. H. Darrah, G. Pyrgiotakis, A. Elder, J. D. Brain & P. Demokritou*. “Engineering Safer-by-Design, Transparent, Silica-coated ZnO Nanorods with Reduced DNA Damage Potential”, Environ. Sci.: Nano 1, 144-153 (2014).

-Research highlight in RSC Chemistry World on 14 February 2014 link

23.   G. A. Sotiriou, F. Starsich, A. Dasargyri, M. C. Wurnig, F. Krumeich, A. Boss, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Photothermal Killing of Cancer Cells by the Controlled Plasmonic Coupling of Silica-coated Au/Fe2O3 Nanoaggregates”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 2818-2827 (2014).

-Featured in ETH News on 24 March 2014 link

-Frontispiece of issue published on 21 May 2014: link

22.   A.M. Hirt, G.A. Sotiriou, P.R. Kidambi & A. Teleki*. “Effect of Size, Composition and Morphology on Magnetic Performance: First Order Reversal Curves Evaluation of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 044314 (2014).

21.   S. Fusco, M. S. Sakar, S. Kennedy, R. Bottani, F. Starsich, C. Peters, G. A. Sotiriou, S. Pané, S. E. Pratsinis, C. Hierold, D. Mooney & B. J. Nelson*. “An Integrated Microrobotic Platform for On-demand, Targeted Therapeutic Interventions”, Adv. Mater. 26, 952-957 (2014).

-Cover page of issue published on 12 February 2014

  • 2013

20.   G. A. Sotiriou, M. A. Visbal-Onufrak, A. Teleki, E. J. Juan, A. M. Hirt, S. E. Pratsinis* & C. Rinaldi*, “Thermal Energy Dissipation by SiO2-coated Plasmonic-Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in Alternating Magnetic Fields”, Chem. Mater. 25, 4603-4612 (2013).

19.   S. Gass, J. Cohen, G. Pyrgiotakis, G. A. Sotiriou, S. E. Pratsinis & P. Demokritou*, “Safer Formulation Concept for Flame-Generated Engineered Nanomaterials”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 1, 843-857 (2013).

18.   A. Pratsinis, P. Hervella, J-C. Leroux, S. E. Pratsinis & G. A. Sotiriou*, “Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Macrophages”, Small 9, 2576-2584 (2013).

-Senior corresponding author

17.   G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann & S. E. Pratsinis, “Flexible, Multifunctional, Magnetically Actuated Nanocomposite Films”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 34-41 (2013).

16.   G. A. Sotiriou*, “Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Plasmonic Nanoparticles”, WIREs Nanomed. Nanobiotechnol. 5, 19-30 (2013).

  • 2012

15.   Y. Deligiannakis*, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis, “Antioxidant and Antiradical SiO2 Nanoparticles Covalently Functionalized with Gallic Acid”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4, 6609-6617 (2012).

-Featured in ETH life on 17 June 2013 link

14.   G. A. Sotiriou, E. Diaz, M. S. Long, J. Godleski, J. Brain, S. E. Pratsinis & P. Demokritou*, “A Novel Platform for Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Toxicological Characterization of Inhaled Engineered Nanomaterials”, Nanotoxicology 6, 680-690 (2012).

13.   G. A. Sotiriou*, D. Franco, D. Poulikakos*, A. Ferrari, “Optically Stable Biocompatible Flame-Made SiO2-Coated Y2O3:Tb3+ Nanophosphors for Cell Imaging”, ACS Nano 6, 3888–3897 (2012).

-Co-corresponding author

12.   C.S-J. Tsai, M.E. Echevarria-Vega, G. A. Sotiriou, C. Santeufemio, D. Schmidt, P. Demokritou & M. Ellenbecker, “Evaluation of Environmental Filtration Control of Engineered Nanoparticles using the Harvard Versatile Engineered Nanomaterial Generation System (VENGES)”, J. Nanopart. Res. 14, 812 (2012).

11.   O. Ergeneman, G. Chatzipirpiridis, J. Pokki, M. Marin-Suarez, G. A. Sotiriou, S. Medina-Rodriguez, J. F. Fernandez Sanchez, A. Fernandez-Gutierrez, S. Pane & B. J. Nelson*, “In Vitro Oxygen Sensing using Intraocular Microrobots”, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 59, 3104-3109 (2012).

-Cover page of issue published Nov 2012

10.   G. A. Sotiriou, M. Schneider & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Green, Silica-coated Monoclinic Y2O3:Tb3+ Nanophosphors: Flame Synthesis and Characterization”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 4493-4499 (2012).

9.   G. A. Sotiriou, A. Meyer, J. T. N. Knijnenburg, S. Panke & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Quantifying the Origin of Released Ag+ ions from Nanosilver”, Langmuir 28, 15929–15936 (2012).

8.   S. B. Bubenhofer, C. M. Schumacher, F. M. Koehler, N. A. Luechinger, G. A. Sotiriou, R. N. Grass & W. J. Stark, “Electrical Resistivity of Assembled Transparent Inorganic Oxide Nanoparticle Thin Layers: Influence of Silica, Insulating Impurities and Surfactant Layer Thickness”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4, 2664–2671 (2012).

  • 2011

7.   G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Engineering Nanosilver as an Antibacterial, Biosensor and Bioimaging Material”, Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 1, 3-10 (2011).

6.   G. A. Sotiriou, A. Hirt, P.-Y. Lozach, A. Teleki, F. Krumeich & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Hybrid Silica-coated, Janus-like Plasmonic-Magnetic Nanoparticles”, Chem. Mater. 23, 1985-1992 (2011).

5.   G. A. Sotiriou, A. Teleki, A. Camenzind, F. Krumeich, A. Meyer, S. Panke & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Nanosilver on Nanostructured Silica: Antibacterial Activity and Ag Surface Area”, Chem. Eng. J. 170, 547-554 (2011).

4.   A. B. Dahlin*, T. Sannomiya, R. Zahn, G. A. Sotiriou & J. Vörös, “Electrochemical Crystallization of Plasmonic Nanostructures”, Nano Lett. 11, 1337-1343 (2011).

3.   G.A. Sotiriou, M. Schneider & S.E. Pratsinis*, “Color-Tunable Nanophosphors by Codoping Flame-Made Y2O3 with Tb and Eu”, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 1084–1089 (2011).

  • 2010

2.   G. A. Sotiriou, T. Sannomiya, A. Teleki, F. Krumeich, J. Vörös & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Non-toxic, Dry-coated Nanosilver for Plasmonic Biosensors”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 4250-4257 (2010). link

-Frontispiece of issue published on 21 Dec 2010

1.   G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*, “Antibacterial Activity of Nanosilver Ions and Particles”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 44, 5649-5654 (2010).

-Highly-cited article (Web of Science)