Alexandros Tsouknidas, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials

PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
MSc, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Tsouknidas is a Fulbright scholar and visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials. His research focuses on Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis on the application of Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Dentistry. He joins BU from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece, where he serves as an Associate Professor and Director for both, the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Computational Mechanics and the MSc in Biomedical Engineering. He is Co-founder of PLiN Nanotechnology S.A., a research driven start-up, which received VC funding during his tenure as the company’s CEO and President.

He has also been appointed 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, to the board of which he was firstly elected in 2013. Alexander serves the Editorial Board of various citation-indexed journals and has published more than 60 scientific articles.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

His approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion is grounded in his unwavering commitment to these values, which he believes are central to the role of any academic. Promoting them as a teacher has always been reflected in his lectures, as he strives to create an inclusive classroom for all my students. He also consider including data from a diverse group of people, as a cornerstone of science, especially when developing therapeutic solutions.

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  1. Vasilaki D, Bakopoulou A, Papadopoulou L, Papachristou E, Michailidis N, Tsouknidas A, Dratsios S, Taylor T, Michalakis K. Viability and Proliferation Assessment of Gingival Fibroblasts Cultured on Silver Nanoparticle-Doped Ti-6Al-4V Surfaces. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2024 Apr 24; 39(2):320.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38457263
  2. Sioutas G, Tsouknidas A, Gelasakis AI, Vlachou A, Kaldeli AK, Kouki M, Symeonidou I, Papadopoulos E. In Vitro Acaricidal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) against the Poultry Red Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae). Pharmaceutics. 2023 Feb 16; 15(2). PMID: 36839980; PMCID: PMC9963603; DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics15020659;
  3. Varympopi A, Dimopoulou A, Papafotis D, Avramidis P, Sarris I, Karamanidou T, Kerou AK, Vlachou A, Vellis E, Giannopoulos A, Haralampidis K, Theologidis I, Hatzinikolaou DG, Tsouknidas A, Skandalis N. Antibacterial Activity of Copper Nanoparticles against Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria in Tomato Plants. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Apr 07; 23(8). PMID: 35456899; PMCID: PMC9032352; DOI: 10.3390/ijms23084080;
  4. Karamanidou T, Tsouknidas A. Plant-Derived Extracellular Vesicles as Therapeutic Nanocarriers. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Dec 24; 23(1). PMID: 35008617; PMCID: PMC8745116; DOI: 10.3390/ijms23010191;
  5. Platania V, Kaldeli-Kerou A, Karamanidou T, Kouki M, Tsouknidas A, Chatzinikolaidou M. Antibacterial Effect of Colloidal Suspensions Varying in Silver Nanoparticles and Ions Concentrations. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2021 Dec 23; 12(1). PMID: 35009981; PMCID: PMC8746442; DOI: 10.3390/nano12010031;
  6. Michalakis K, Bakopoulou A, Papachristou E, Vasilaki D, Tsouknidas A, Michailidis N, Johnstone E. Evaluation of the Response of HOS and Saos-2 Osteosarcoma Cell Lines When Exposed to Different Sizes and Concentrations of Silver Nanoparticles. Biomed Res Int. 2021; 2021:5013065.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34938808; PMCID: PMC8687839; DOI: 10.1155/2021/5013065;
  7. Baksiova E, Ahuja S, Arabatzi F, Tsouknidas A. Posterior spinal stabilization: A biomechanical comparison of Laminar Hook Fusion to a Pedicle Screw System. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2022 Jan; 91:105535. PMID: 34837862; DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2021.105535;
  8. Papadakis L, Kanakousaki D, Bakopoulou A, Tsouknidas A, Michalakis K. A finite element model of an osteoblast to quantify the transduction of exogenous forces to cellular components. Med Eng Phys. 2021 08; 94:61-69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34303503; DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2021.06.010;
  9. Ntasiou P, Kaldeli Kerou A, Karamanidou T, Vlachou A, Tziros GT, Tsouknidas A, Karaoglanidis GS. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Copper Nanoparticles for the Control of Leaf Spot and Anthracnose Diseases of Olive. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2021 Jun 24; 11(7). PMID: 34202883; PMCID: PMC8307062; DOI: 10.3390/nano11071667;
  10. Vasilaki D, Bakopoulou A, Tsouknidas A, Johnstone E, Michalakis K. Biophysical interactions between components of the tumor microenvironment promote metastasis. Biophys Rev. 2021 Jun; 13(3):339-357.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34168685; PMCID: PMC8214652; DOI: 10.1007/s12551-021-00811-y;
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2022 Fulbright: Fulbright Scholarship
2018 15th Int. Conf. for Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies in Thessaloniki, Greece: Best Poster Award
2013 19th Int. Conf. of the European Society of Biomechanics: Best Paper Award
2012 General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece: Post-Doctoral Scholarship of excellence
2012 Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: Post-Doctoral Scholarships of excellence
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