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Michalis Averkiou

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Michalis Averkiou

Biography

Michalis (Mike) Averkiou is associate professor at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Cyprus since 2005 and the recipient of the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence of the European Commission (2006-2009). He received a BS, an MS and a PhD in 1987, 1989 and 1994, respectively, all in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Nonlinear Acoustics/Biomedical Ultrasound, from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Univ. of Washington from 1994 to 1996 and worked on lithotripsy, bubble dynamics, and therapeutic ultrasound. He joined Philips Medical Systems (1996-2005), and worked on diagnostic ultrasound imaging and specifically tissue harmonic imaging, and ultrasound contrast agents. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Washington (1996-present). He has authored and co-authored over 40 journal articles and conference proceedings, and 5 book chapters. He holds 34 U.S. and international patents on diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound.

Research Interest

His research interests are in the areas of diagnostic ultrasound, angiogenesis quantification, image guided intervention, and therapeutic applications of ultrasound (thermal ablation, ultrasound-enhanced drug delivery). He is particularly interested in microbubble ultrasound contrast agents and their applications in oncology, including imaging and quantification of tumor angiogenesis.

Publications

  • Mannaris C, Averkiou MA, "In-vitro localized release of thermosensitive liposomes with ultrasound induced hyperthermia," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 39(11), pp.2011-2020, 2013.

  • Christophides D, Leen E, Averkiou MA. "Automatic Respiratory Gating for Contrast Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver Lesions." IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2014 Jan; 61(1): 25-32.

  • Izamis ML, Keravnou C, Efstathiades A., Georgiadou S., Martins P., Averkiou MA, "The effects of air embolism size and location on porcine hepatic microcirculation in machine perfusion," Liver Transplantation [Epub ahead of print] Jan., 2014.

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