CV

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Palette Dentals, Founder, since 2018

Palette is a research project developing new dental care products that would offer a better solution for your health in contrast to the existing ones and provide the necessary dental protection to every family in the world, inclusive of these who can’t afford it yet.

NCSR “Demokritos”, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials
Research Intern,  July 2016 – August 2016
supervisors: Dr. Steriotis TheodorosDr. Giasafaki Dimitra

Synthesis and design of metal nanoparticles onto carbon surfaces to be used as antibacterial carriers (Dr. Giasafaki Dimitra), Synthesis of gallium radio-isotopes for cancer tumor imaging and targeted drug delivery and in-vivo pre-clinical trials (Dr. Penelope Bouziotis), Introduction to karyotype analysis (Dr. Vasia Hatzi).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Triple Helix InnovationLab, Initiator/Founder, 2016 – 2017

A weekly class, where we bring students in touch with startups, inventors and accomplished researchers, inspiring them to start the next big thing.

MATERlab, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Assistant, 2016 – 2018

Introduction to entrepreneurial thinking by Prof. Yiannis Bakouros, offered as an elective course at the Chemical Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, current GPA: 7.5/10
1,000 € research thesis grant awarded by Mindspace
Thesis supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Amalia Aggeli

Thesis title: “Implementation of the biodesign innovation process to the problem of dental plaque with the development of novel solutions based on natural products”.

Emphasis on biomedical engineering and bioentrepreneurship. Took some gap semesters in between, initiating the 1st ever startup community inside the university from scratch, so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit missing from the traditional curriculums, that is necessary for the future economic growth of Greece, before dropping out to question life and my objectives in this world, until I finally returned to complete my studies, work on my company and research and attend psychology classes in parallel.

Psychology Minor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2021

Attending 1st year of Psychology curriculum, including Critical Thinking, Personality Theories, Biopsychology, Brain and Emotion, in an effort to grow empathy and resilience, understand and question the human nature and develop effective business, management, marketing and negotiation techniques.

Code in Place, Stanford University, 2021

Introduction to computer programming and Python. Selected among 50,000 applicants through examination process to participate in Code in Place online course, which is based on CS106A, one of most popular courses at Stanford University, taken by almost 1,600 students every year.

Learning Creative Learning, MIT Media Lab, life-long learning

A community of educators, designers, and tinkerers exploring creative learning through projects, passion, peers, and play. Emphasis on understanding the process of creativity and the role of human interaction and influence in shaping the creative mechanisms of mentees and mentors. Non-degree granting, online life-long learning program.

BUSINESS EDUCATION

Venture Garden Startup Pre-Accelerator Program, American College of Thessaloniki, 2017

Venture Garden is a comprehensive educational and training process for entrepreneurs that want to develop their skills, gain access to a continuously growing entrepreneurial network and receive hands-on training. It aims to help participants understand the entrepreneurial journey, so they can move on to the next stage and become leaders. Scholarship to attend the program awarded by The Hellenic Initiative.

LEADERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

The Triple Helix, Chief Operating Officer, 2015 – 2017

The Triple Helix is a non-profit, student-run organisation with chapters all over the world, whose aim is to spread the word about science and its impact on society. I was responsible for all European chapters as COO during the academic year 2016 – 2017 and also worked as Director of Alumni Relations during the academic year 2015 – 2016.

The Triple Helix Aristotle, Founder, 2014 – 2017

Establishment of The Triple Helix Aristotle chapter took place in October 2014. I served as Chapter Leader for 2 years, motivating students to unleash their creativity and form high ambitions through their participation in the team, while expanding the vision of the organisation from science communication and publishing to the inclusion of entrepreneurial teaching by initiating The Triple Helix InnovationLab, the first entrepreneurial hub inside Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Through InnovationLab, I increased the organisation’s reach by 900%, involving over 200 students in these weekly startup meetings, compared to the ca. 25 semi-regular members we had before.

IEEE EMBS AUTH, Collaborator, 2017

As an early stage biotechnology researcher with a special focus on bioentrepreneurship, great experience in managing science communication organisations and a wide network of entrepreneurial connections, I contributed to the IEEE EMBS student chapter at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in order to communicate the great values one reflects when involved with making people’s lives better through novel biological ventures.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Thessaloniki 2014: European Youth Capital, Event Coordinator, 2014

Organiser and Curator in entrepreneurship events and workshops bringing youth in contact with creativity and business mentality.

First Lego League, Greece, Volunteer, 2014 – 2016

First Lego League is an international robotics competition for children, that aims to introduce them to the world of technology and robotics and inspire them to use technology in favour of humanity. Children have to tackle important issues that societies and countries face today, like emergency situations, e.g. fires or earthquakes, by using the Lego Mindstorms kit.