postdoctoral researcher @ Brown University | visiting scientist @ MIT Media Lab
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 technical innovation can drive positive social change, and this inspires me to help democratize and diversify STEM education. 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 currently a postdoctoral research associate working with the renowned scientists, Prof. Nitin Padture, Prof. Brian Sheldon, and Prof. Huajian Gao at Brown University. I am also visiting scientist at MIT Media Lab, hosted by Prof. Neil Gershenfeld. 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).
Since childhood, I have been an avid water polo athlete and coach. I have played for various semi-professional and amateur teams. When not in the lab, you will find me training either with Brown's or MIT's water polo teams.