Alexander serves the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UoWM as the Director of both the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Computational Mechanics and the M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. He is co-founder of PLiN Nanotechnology S.A., which received Venture Capital funding during his tenure as the company’s CEO and President. He also serves as an External Reviewer of the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning group-specific guidelines for manufactured nanomaterials and is the President of the Hellenic Society of Biomechanics (since 2018), to the board of which he was firstly elected in 2013. Having been granted multiple awards and scholarships for his research, he is ceaselessly involved in high added value projects and global networking activities. Alexander serves the Editorial Board of various citation-indexed journals and has published more than 60 journal papers. His strong ties to the industry have led to his appointment to the Board of Directors of several private and public companies as well as scientific societies.
As a Fulbright Scholar, he will be hosted at Boston University (BU), Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, where he will conduct research focusing on cell biomechanics. This is an aspect which is systematically neglected when it comes to developing biomaterials for bone regeneration, despite being widely accepted that nearly every biological process is modulated by how a cell’s mechanical environment is decoded intracellularly. The collaboration with BU aims to provide refined insight to the mechanotransduction of extrinsic cellular loads through a combination of advanced multiscale modelling techniques and biological assays. The ultimate goal of this grant is to establish a continuing collaboration between the host and home institutions of the Fulbright Scholar.
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