Research Fellow, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Cyprus
Dr Charalambos Anastassiou is currently a research fellow at the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Cyprus (UCY). Prior to that he was Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015) “CAP-CANCER” that he obtained as a result of a very selective competitive process. He has extensive industrial and academic experience. He obtained a dual degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering with highest distinction and honours from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University (2001). He received multiple awards during his university studies and after obtaining his PhD, he joined OmniGuide (OG), a start-up spun from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At OG, Dr Anastassiou was key research member for a team that developed from scratch a novel surgical energy source based on CO2 Lasers. He authored 30 peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 15, citations: 707) and conference proceedings including in very prestigious journals such as Physical Review Letters, has given 13 (four himself and nine by others) oral conference presentations and numerous poster presentations. He has been a referee for various prestigious journals such as Optics Letters, Optics Express and Physical Review A. He is the inventor of seven USA patents and has submitted another 12 USA patent applications. His 2008 journal article won the award for outstanding instrumentation research paper by Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology Journal for the year. Dr Anastassiou has extensive industrial project management experience where he was manager for many projects that led to the development of medical products that were launched in the market.
Areas of Expertise:
Medical Devices, Renewable Energy, Industrial and Material Processing