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 was promoted to the rank of assistant professor in 2022. He is the head of the 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. in Biomolecular Science and Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara (2013).

During his Ph.D. studies, he developed microfluidic systems for chemical detection based on surface enhanced Raman scattering. 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
Panteli C, Stylianou M, Anastasiou A, Andreou C. Gas-Phase Detection of UTI-causing Bacteria using Off-the-Shelf Gas Sensors and Change-Point Detection. IEEE Sensors Journal. 2024 May 29.
Constantinou M, Panteli C, Potamiti L, Panayiotidis MI, Agapiou A, Christodoulou S, Andreou C. Advancing Breath‐Based Diagnostics: 3D Mesh SERS Sensor Via Dielectrophoretic Alignment of Solution‐Processed Au Nanoparticle‐Decorated TiO2 Nanowires. Advanced Sensor Research. 2024:2300161.
Stavrou M, Phung N, Grimm J, Andreou C. Organ-on-chip systems as a model for nanomedicine. Nanoscale. 2023.
Gregoriou Y, et al. Photophysical and biological assessment of coumarin-6 loaded polymeric nanoparticles as a cancer imaging agent. Sensors & Diagnostics. 2023;2(5):1277-85.
Andreou C, Weissleder R, Kircher MF. Multiplexed imaging in oncology. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2022 May;6(5):527-40.
Andreou C, et al. Multiplexed molecular imaging with surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering nanoprobes reveals immunotherapy response in mice via multichannel image segmentation. Nanoscale horizons. 2022;7(12):1540-52.
Andreou C, et al. Imaging of liver tumors using surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles. ACS nano. 2016 May 24;10(5):5015-26.
Andreou C, Hoonejani MR, Barmi MR, Moskovits M, Meinhart CD. Rapid detection of drugs of abuse in saliva using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and microfluidics. ACS nano. 2013 Aug 27;7(8):7157-64.