Biography

Biography

I am a physicist, engineer, and educator with a passion for creating, shaping, and understanding new materials. My goal is to make exotic multifunctional composites, shape them in three-dimensions (3D), and break them for exploring their mechanical and chemo-mechanical properties by fusing the dual worlds of experiments and data science.

I am educated and academically trained in Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States and have learned to appreciate and thrive in diverse environments. My life experiences have shown me that technical innovation can drive positive social change, and this inspires me to help democratize and diversify STEM education. With the M&M Science mentorship initiave, my goal is to empower young high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to explore STEM careers.

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate working with the renowned scientists, Prof. Nitin Padture, Prof. Brian Sheldon, and Prof. Huajian Gao at Brown University. Previously, 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).