Personal Details

Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

Place of Origin: Apeiranthos, Naxos, Greece

Vices: Research, Nicotine, Caffeine, Whiskies, A.E.K. of Athens

Dependants: Anastasia Dwane-Zevgolis Greta Garbo (Springer Spaniel), Memphis Tennessee Williams (German Shorthaired Pointer)

Major Degrees

12/2006: PhD in Biomedical and Biomaterials Engineering, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK

09/2000: MSc in Food Science and Technology, Lincolnshire & Humberside University, Great Grimsby, UK

09/1999: BSc (Honours) in Animal Sciences, Technological Education Institution of Epirus, Arta, Greece

Current Appointments

03/2015-Present: Director, Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL), National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

10/2014-Present: Principal Investigator, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

09/2014-Present: Lecturer, Molecular Medicine Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

09/2014-Present: Visiting Professor, Technological Education Institute of Epirus, Arta, Greece

09/2009-Present: Lecturer, Atlantic University Alliance, Galway, Ireland

09/2008-Present: Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

Previous Appointments

09/2009-08/2014: Founder and Scientific Advisory Board, Vornia Biomaterials Ltd, Galway, Ireland

09/2008-08/2014: Principal Investigator, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Strategic Research Cluster (SRC), Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

06/2013-08/2014: Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellow, NW Tex Net, Bolton, UK & Vornia Biomaterials, Galway, Ireland

12/2007-08/2008: Government of Ireland Research Fellow, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

05/2007-01/2008: Research Fellow, Scale A, Division of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering & Immunology Programme, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

05/2005-05/2007: Research Bioengineer (Post-Doctorate), Division of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tissue Modulation Laboratory, National University of Singapore Tissue Engineering Programme (NUSTEP) and Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

10/2002-08/2004: Laboratory Assistant, Faculty of Applied Sciences, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK

09/2000-09/2001: Research Assistant, Food Research Centre, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK

01/1998-12/1998: Quality Control & New Product Development Officer, Devro Ltd, Athens, Greece



Professional Society Membership

British Society for Matrix Biology

European Materials Research Society, Board of Delegates

European Microscopy Society

European Orthopaedic Research Society

European Society for Biomaterials

Hellenic Society for Biomaterials, Treasurer

International Society for Matrix Biology

Matrix Biology Ireland Society, Founder and Treasurer

Orthopaedic Research Society, Basic Science Education Committee

Society for Biomaterials

The Biomaterials Research Charitable Trust, Founder and Trustee

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, EU Chapter Council Member

United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials