People

The experts and creators

BioG3D consists of a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists with high expertise in 3D printing systems, Design and 3D Models development, as well as specialists in Biochemical analysis.
Our technical expertise allows us to undertake all stages of manufacturing new materials through an initial idea to a final real product. Our team work in close collaboration with all customers to identify their needs and translate them in effective solutions in a time and cost-effective way.

George Kroustis
CEO, Managing Director

George has an extensive expertise in electronics and software engineering including also Data Analysis and Database building.

He is responsible for   systems, processes and equipment relevant to BioG3D’s needs including software and hardware support. Currently, Georgios is involved in optimizing the 3d printing process; for the case of CPU cooling parts, he considers also their thermal assessment and function programming

Dr. Maria Kitsara
Lead Research Manager

Maria is a Materials Engineer with an MSc in polymer science and a PhD in the area of miniaturized biosensors.

Prior to joining BioG3D, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at numerous institutions in Europe focusing on the thematic areas of biosensors, microfluidics, and biomaterials for tissue engineering: DCU in Ireland, IMB-CNM of CSIC in Spain, École Normale Supérieure and Sorbonne University in France. She has contributed in 14 competitive research projects (European and National) and was awarded 3 personal research grants, including a Marie Curie Fellowship. She is acting as an evaluator in the European Commission and as a referee and guest editor in international scientific journals. She is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications including 3 book chapters, and the co-inventor of 3 patents. Her research interests revolve around the development of materials and devices, using micro and nanofabrication, for biomedical applications that include both diseases diagnosis (IVD) and therapy.

Anna Karatza
Materials Engineer

Anna is a Materials engineer with a demonstrated history of working in research laboratories.

Skilled in Materials Science and Engineering, stimuli response polymers and nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and application research. She is a strong research professional with a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Technology focused on stimuli response block copolymers as candidates for drug release applications. Her recent research interest focuses on 3D printing technologies of synthetic and natural polymers serving the sector of biological and medical applications.

Stratos Kroustis
Mechanical Engineer

Stratos is a BSc Mechanical Engineer with extended expertise in advanced Additive manufacturing technologies.

His current ventures focus on 3D printing of pre-defined structures by employing composite filament as well as in component design and 3D model development, considering also environmental aspect. He received his BSc from the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences.His research interest focuses also on overview of Heating Systems with Biomass with special emphasis on features, domestic market and research on new heating technology.

Panagiotis Zouboulis
Mechanical Engineer

Panagiotis is a Mechanical Engineer with hands-on experience in numerically controlled machines (CNC) and industrial robotics.

His scientific interests include 3d printing techniques for application with various materials and use of robotic manipulators for process automation. He is skilled in mechanical design and reverse engineering. His current research involves developing custom electromechanical systems for additive manufacturing equipment and robotic 3d printing.

Athanasios Delizisis
Mechanical Engineer

Thanasis is an MSc Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in Production and R&D Departments.

His scientific interests include computational mechanics, both CFD and FEA Analysis using optimization tools like shape and topology optimization. He is a skilled Mechanical Design Engineer and also has deep knowledge of Manufacturing processes in  most CNC technologies by minimizing production costs.  His current research involves developing optimization techniques in CFD/FEA for applications in additive manufacturing and more specifically in the Wind Turbine Blade design sector.

Vaia Tsiokou
Computational Design Specialist

Vaia is an M.Sc. Computational Designer, specialised in bio-inspired integrative design approaches that correlate parametric design with material-efficient, large-scale robotic fabrication in architecture.

She holds a B.A. in Interior Architecture, Applied Arts & Product Design from the former Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and a M.Sc. in Integrative Technologies & Architectural Design Research from the University of Stuttgart. She has hands-on experience in experimental academic research based on full scale prototyping, and various additive manufacturing methodologies, ranging from coreless filament winding techniques to granular material systems. Her current research interests include Hybrid Additive Manufacturing methodologies and Functional Material Systems for interior architectural applications.

Despoina Ntenekou
Cell Biologist

Despoina is a Biologist with a MSc in Medicinal Chemistry- Drug Discovery and Design and she is about to receive her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology.

Before joining BioG3D she was working as a PhD Candidate in University of Patras focusing on angiogenesis and cancer treatment and diagnosis. She has an excellent experience in biomedical research developing state of art techniques including a large range of in vitro and in vivo assays essential to drive projects on both basic molecular and translational research. She has awarded a scholarship as a research associate and a personal research grant as a PhD Candidate by the State Scholarship Foundation in Greece. She is a co-author in articles in peer-reviewed journals, while at the same time she is a co-inventor in a patent application. Her current research activities focus on in vitro studies, including both toxicity of 3D-printed materials and cytocompatibility of tissue engineered scaffolds for biomedical applications.

Iakovos Gavalas
Materials Scientist

Iakovos is a Materials Scientist with an extensive lab experience and strong interest in biomaterials, microfabrication and 3d printing.

His scientific and research interest include bioprinting, regenerative medicine, microfluidics and BioMEMS. Skilled in CAD designing, 3D printing and Finite Elements Methods. His current research activites are focused on bioprinting, 3D printing medical assisted devices and composite materials.

Vasiliki Makri
Attorney at Law

Vasiliki, holds a LL.B, Law Degree from Democritus University of Thrace and a Graduate Diploma in Law from University of Sydney.

She specializes in law relating to business transactions and corporate affairs, including preparation of legal documentation, research on legislation and jurisprudence, company advice concerning claim liability, legal rights and obligations as well as ethical issues both in Greek and Australian Law. Recently she has focused on deep understanding of organizational matters concerning their legal coverage within their corporate cloak.

External Collaborators


Eleni Gkartzou
Material Scientist

Eleni holds a BSc in physics and MSc in Materials Science and Technology. 

Her research interests include the development of advanced engineering materials for Additive Manufacturing and AM process optimization based on application/material-specific criteria. She has been involved in various technical implementation activities related to European-funded projects.

Advisor

Dr. Constantinos Charitidis

Constantinos is Professor at the School of Chemical Engineer of NTUA, with extensive R&D experience through collaborations with international research centres.

He is a referee in international scientific journals, evaluator & scientific advisor of R&D projects, participant in European and National funded R&D projects. His research activity is complemented by over 170 papers in International Journals(150ISI) and Conferences, numerous lectures as an invited speaker and over 2200 citations (h-index 28).