CyI team

George Biskos

Dr George Biskos is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus Institute and at the Delft University of Technology. Previously he has been a faculty member at the University of the Aegean and a Research Associate at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College, UK. He leads a research group with activities in the broader area of aerosol science and technology, ranging from instrumentation development for measuring airborne particles, to atmospheric aerosols and aerosol based nanotechnology. He has worked in a number of national (in Greece, Netherlands, and the US) and international projects, and has authored/co-authored more than 50 journal publications.

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Anne Maisser

Dr. Anne Maisser did her undergraduate and PhD studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. After she earned her PhD in 2012 she worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Delft University of Technology. In 2014 she got awarded a Schrödinger Fellowship funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to work as a research fellow at both, the University of Minnesota, MN, USA, and the University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Anne Maisser has also worked at The Cyprus Institute (CyI), where she was responsible for running and maintaining the local environmental measurement stations. Currently, she is employed as a research associate at CyI. Her main research interests are the development of lightweight and cost-efficient aerosol instrumentation, heterogeneous nucleation, and aerosol based nanotechnology.

Spyros Bezantakos

Dr. Spyros Bezantakos holds an MSc (University of the Aegean; 2011) degree in Environmental Engineering and a PhD (University of the Aegean; 2016) in Aerosol Science. He has been a postdoctoral researcher in Université du Littoral Côte d' Opale (ULCO) in France (2016-2017) and currently works as the main researcher of the PRECEPT  project, materialized by a consortium between a private company (ADITESS LTD ) and a research institute (The Cyprus Institute), while funded by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) of Cyprus. His main fields of expertise include the characterization of aerosol physicochemical properties (e.g., hygroscopicity, mixing state, size) and their effects on climate, the characterization of the performance and the development of instrumentation for probing these properties. As a researcher he has participated in more than 6 national/international projects related to the characterization of the physicochemical properties of atmospheric/indoor aerosols and their climate/health effects, while he has 16 publications in peer to peer review journals.

Marinos Costi

Marinos Costi joined CARE-C at CyI in September 2018 as a Research Assistant in Air Quality Instrumentation. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cyprus and an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham (UK). His thesis was about metrological camera-based 3D vision for micromanufacturing. He has worked in the past as a Research and Development engineer.

Kleanthis Erotokritou

Dr. Kleanthis Erotokritou is a nanotechnology research laboratory technician at the Cyprus Institute since November 2019. He received his PhD in Electronics and Nanotechnology and his MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Also, he holds an MEng in Electrical and Electronic engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His PhD thesis focused on Development of next generation superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.

Charis Loizides

Charis Loizides joined the CyI Instrumentation Laboratory in September 2018 as a Master Student. He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the CyI. His Diploma thesis was about the Development and characterization of catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of Ethane. His Master thesis was about the Increasing of throughput of Spark discharge Nanoparticle generators by using small-diameter Electrodes. He has worked in the past as a Chemical Engineer in the food Industry. Since March 2020, he is a PhD student in the Nano2Lab team of the CyI.

Andreas Sousanis

Dr. Andreas Sousanis is a Postdoc Fellow at the Cyprus Institute since July 2020. His research experience so far is based on the development and characterization of materials for state-of-the-art technology applications. In particular, during his undergraduate (BSc) thesis Andreas gained experience in the deposition of transition metal oxides and the study of their basic properties. As a postgraduate (MSc) student and research assistant, he worked on plasmonic nanostructures. His doctoral (Ph.D.) dissertation aimed to support new technologies in data storage, transistors, and nano-sensors. Currently, he is working on the fabrication of metal nanoparticles using spark ablation. These structures can be used for sensing and catalysis applications.


University of Cyprus

Professor Angelos M. Efstathiou

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Mr. Michalis Vasiliades

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Delft University of Technology (FRO1)

Dr. Yury Suleymanov

He has an MSc in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Moscow State University. He held a Princeton Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center Fellowship allowing him to

be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the University of Oxford. He assumed the position of Assistant Professor at CyI in 2014 to lead the establishment of the computational chemistry group at CyI. His research interests are in the area of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and in particular chemical reactivity from quantum chemistry calculations, combustion chemistry, computational discovery of unexpected chemical reactions, theoretical study of non-adiabatic effects in chemical dynamics, and computational optimization of heterogeneous catalysis.

Prof. Andreas Schmidt-Ott

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Prof. Dr. Bernard Dam

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (FRO2)

Professor William Green

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