Georgios Sotiriou receives the 2020 Smoluchowski award
Georgios Sotiriou, Researcher at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology receives the Smoluchowski award for his research contribution to the fields of aerosol science and technology. The award consists of a certification and a personal prize of 2.000 €.
Hello Georgios Sotiriou, tell us about the award you have received?
– The award is called the Smoluchowski award. It is conferred by the European Aerosol Assembly (Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)). It is intended to recognize significant research contribution to the fields of aerosol science and technology and is given to a young (as a rule under 40 years of age) researcher who has achieved and published new results in the fields of aerosol science in the preceding 3 years. It consists of a certification and a personal prize of 2.000 €.
What does it mean for you and your research to get this award?
– It is a great honor and I am grateful for all the support I have received from my mentors throughout my academic career and my Karolinska Institutet (KI) Department since my start as faculty there in 2016, and of course my research group. It is very exciting to be acknowledged by the European Aerosol Assembly for our research and I hope it can inspire further aerosol scientists to utilize their expertise for biomedicine.
What is next?
– Next is to really continue using aerosol science and technology with the aim of producing novel functional nanomaterials to address pressing medical challenges. KI is a fantastic environment to bring nanoparticle engineering to more clinically relevant settings, and our next goal is to drive this further.
How is the award ceremony conducted?
– The award is conferred typically in a ceremony during the European or International Aerosol Conference. This year, the conference took place online due to the covid-19 pandemic.