I was born in North Greece and came to Manchester for higher education studies. I completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University. I then developed an interest in medical research, partly due to the fact that my fathermis a dentist, which led me to do an M.Phil in the School of Pharmacy and a Ph.D in the School of Dentistry, both of them at The University of Manchester. After completing my Ph.D, I was employed by the School of Dentistry as a Research Associate.
I think Manchester is a vibrant and exciting place and I get the opportunity to indulge in my other passion, which is basketball. I was Club Captain and Head Coach of The University of Manchester Basketball Club and proud to be a member of the prestigious XXI University of Manchester Club . I also coached Stockport Lapwings (EBL, Div II). Currently, I coach Stockport Atlas.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM Nanoscope Illa)
Micro-CT (Skyscan 1072)
Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR)
Polymerisation Shrinkage strain & stress kinetics
Photo-Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC 7 Perkin Elmer)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography HPLC - analysis of dentine-bonding agents & Log P & residual monomer (Waters 510)
Rheology of biomaterial formulations
Edge Toughness; Fracture Toughness
Wear - 2 & 3 body
I am the PGR Director for School of Medical Sciences
I am the Director of Graduate Education for the Division of Dentistry.
I supervise a number of Postgraduate Research students at PhD and MPhil level. I also supervise a number of Postgraduate Taught students completing an MSc in Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology for their respective Theses.
B.Sc (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D, FADM
Biomaterials BDS 2nd and 3rd years. Symposia in Years 1, 2 and 3.
Postgraduate Teaching for Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Implantology students.