Staff Catalogue


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Green Park, GP408
91, Aglantzias Ave.

Chrysafis Andreou, Ph.D. joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Cyprus as a lecturer (tenure track) in 2018, and is the head of the newly-established Nanotechnology Imaging and Detection Lab.

He obtained two B.Sc. degrees (in Physics and in Mathematics) from the Pennsylvania State University (2006), a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cyprus (2008), and a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara (2013).

During his Ph.D. studies, he developed microfluidic systems for chemical detection based on SERS. Some of the most relevant applications include detection of methamphetamine in saliva, detection of antibiotics in milk, and real-time analysis of gaseous flows. He has extensive experience in nanoparticle synthesis, sample acquisition and processing, and data analysis with advanced chemometric techniques, as well as numerical simulations for chemical transport phenomena.

Additionally, he worked as a Research Scholar at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA) where he engineered molecularly specific SERS nanoprobes and developed new tumor imaging methods based on Raman spectroscopy (2014-2018).

Nanotechnology and nanomedicine
  • molecular
  • spectral
  • biomedical
Chemical detection:
  • Biofluid analysis
  • Microfluidic systems
  • Chemometrics

[13] S.Roberts*, C.Andreou*, C.Choi, P.Donabedian, M.Jayaraman, E.C.Pratt, J.Tang, C.Pe ́rez-Medina, la Cruz, W.J.M.Mulder, J.Grimm, M.F.Kircher, T.Reiner, Sonophore-enhanced nanoemulsions for optoacoustic imaging of cancer, Chemical Science, 2018. *equal first co-author 

[12] C.Kaittanis, C.Andreou, H.Hieronymus, N.Mao, C.A.Foss, M.Eiber, G.Weirich, P.Panchal, A.Gopalan, J.Zu- rita, S. Achilefu, G. Chiosis, V. Ponomarev, M. Schwaiger, B. S. Carver, M. G. Pomper, and J. Grimm: Prostate- specific membrane antigen cleavage of vitamin B9 stimulates oncogenic signaling through metabotropic glu- tamate receptors, Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2017. 

[11] S. Banala, S. Fokong, C. Brand, C. Andreou, B. Krautler, M. Rueping, and F. Kiessling: Quinone-Fused Por- phyrins as Contrast Agents for Photoacoustic Imaging, Chemical Science, 2017. 

[10]T.R.Nayak*,C.Andreou*,A.Oseledchyk,W.D.Marcus,H.C.Wong,J.Massague ́,andM.F.Kircher:Tis- sue Factor-Specific Ultra-bright SERRS Nanostars for Raman Detection of Pulmonary Micrometastases,Nanoscale, 2017. *equal first co-author 

[9] A. Oseledchyk, C. Andreou, M. A. Wall, and M. F. Kircher: Folate-targeted SERRS Nanoprobe Ratiometry for Detection of Microscopic Ovarian Cancer, ACS Nano, 2016. 

[8] M. Spaliviero, S. Harmsen, R. Huang, M. A. Wall, C. Andreou, J. A. Eastham, K. A. Touijer, P. T. Scardino, and M. F. Kircher: Detection of Lymph Node Metastases with SERRS Nanoparticles, Molecular Imaging and Biology, 2016. 

[7] C. Andreou, V. Neuschmelting, D.-F. Tschaharganeh, C.-H. Huang, A. Oseledchyk, P. Iacono, H. Karabeber, R. R. Colen, L. Mannelli, S. W. Lowe, and M. F. Kircher: Imaging of Liver Tumors Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 2016. 

[6] C. Andreou, R. Mirsafavi, M. Moskovits, and C. D. Meinhart: Detection of Low Concentrations of Ampicillin in Milk, Analyst, 2015. 

[5] B.Piorek, C.Andreou, M.Moskovits, and C.D.Meinhart: Discrete Free- Surface Millifluidics for Rapid Capture and Analysis of Airborne Molecules Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry, 2014. 

[4] M. R. Barmi, C. Andreou, M. R. Hoonejani, M. Moskovits, and C. D. Meinhart: Aggregation Kinetics of SERS- Active Nanoparticles in Thermally Stirred Sessile Droplets, Langmuir, 2013. 

[3] C.Andreou, M.R.Hoonejani, M.R.Barmi, M.Moskovits, and C.D.Meinhart, Rapid Detection of Drugs of Abuse in Saliva Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Microfluidics, ACS Nano, 2013. 

Review Articles

[2] C.Andreou, S.Pal, L.Rotter, J.Yang, and M.F.Kircher: Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranos- tics, Molecular Imaging and Biology, 2017. 

[1] C. Andreou, S. A. Kishore, and M. F. Kircher: Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: A New Modality for Cancer Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2015.