Biography

Biography

I am a physicist, material scientist, educator, and inventor with a passion for making, shaping, and breaking advanced materials. By blending mechanics, material science, 3D processing, and system design with data science, I envision to enable the massive production of green composites.

Originally born in Athens, Greece, I am educated and scientifically-shaped in Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. My life experiences have shown me that education and technical innovation can be huge catalysts for driving positive social change. With the M&M Science mentorship initiative, my goal is to empower young high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to explore STEM careers. I am a tenure track assistant professor at Georgia Tech. Prior to that, I conducted postdoctoral research at Brown University with Profs. Nitin Padture, Prof. Brian Sheldon, and Prof. Huajian Gao. I was also a visiting scientist at MIT Media Lab. I obtained my PhD in Photonics at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and my MSc in Applied Physics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

Since childhood, I have been an avid water polo athlete. I have played for various semi-professional and amateur teams. When not in the lab, you will find me at Tech's fitness center or swimming pool.