Education

  • Ph.D. University College London, 2008
  • M.S. University of Patras, 2005
  • B.S. Technological Educational Institute of Athens, 2003

Background

Dr. Arvanitis joined Georgia Institute of Technology as a joint Assistant Professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2016. Before joining Georgia Institute of Technology he was Instructor (Research Faculty) at Harvard Medical Scholl and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Arvanitis has also worked as a research fellow in the Biomedical Ultrasonics, Biotherapy and Biopharmaceuticals Laboratory at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford.

Research Focus

Dr. Arvanitis’ research is focused on biomedical ultrasound and image guided therapy. His work focuses on understanding the biological effects of ultrasound and of acoustically induced microbubble oscillations (acoustic cavitation) and using them to study complex biological systems, such as the neurovascular network and the tumor microenvironment, with the goal of developing novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and central nervous system diseases and disorders.

The current research efforts of the lab are focused on the study of

1  The interactions of ultrasound with single and multiple cells and cell types.
2  Ultrasound mediated transport of molecules and pharmaceuticals across cellular and vascular barriers.
3  Microbubble dynamics in vessels and tissues.

To facilitate our research, we engineer and integrate multi-modality and multi-scale systems with numerical models and in vivo and in vitro experimentation. We envision that such systems and approaches will allow us to study and understand biological systems in a completely different way, resulting in new concepts, tools and methods to treat cancer and central nervous system diseases and disorders.

Dr. Arvanitis is the recipient of the 2014 Roberts Prize for the best article published in 2013 in the journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology and of the Pathway to Independence Award by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.