Dr Andreas Sergides
University College London
Research Project: Magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications
Supervisors: Nguyen Thanh (UCL), Alex Porter (Imperial)
Andreas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), and a Master’s Degree (MSc) from the University of Patras in the field of Industrial Pharmaceutics & Drug Analysis, where he studied the synthetic parameters of hybrid magnetic nanoparticles for the development of multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems for chemotherapeutic agents. He has also worked as a Formulation Scientist and Quality Control Analyst in the pharmaceutical industry. Andreas is currently a PhD student based in the Biophysics group at UCL. His research project concerns the synthesis and functionalization of iron-based magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, such as MRI and Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia for cancer treatment. He is also involved with the surface functionalization of carbon nanotubes with magnetic nanoparticles. Andreas’ main characterization techniques include XRD, HRTEM, STEM, SQUID, electron diffraction, elemental analysis and mapping (EDX).