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Diels-Planck Lecture

Prof. Pratsinis gave this lecture (PDF, 1 MB) on October 6 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Best poster award at EAC

Congratulations to George Kelesidis for receiving the best poster award (PDF, 327 KB) for Combustion Aerosols during the 2016 European Aerosol Conference (700+ participants) Sept. 4-9, 2016 in Tours, France (Abstract) (PDF, 47 KB)

Combustion Plenary

Professor Pratsinis gave a Plenary Lecture at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion in Seoul, Korea on Aug. 2, 2016

Poster Award

Congratulations to Georgios Kelesidis for receiving a poster prize (PDF, 352 KB) at PARTEC2016, the International Congress of Particle Technology in Nuremberg, Germany April 19-21, 2016 (Abstract) (PDF, 65 KB)

AIChE Best poster award

Congratulations to Eirini Goudeli for receiving a best poster award (PDF, 518 KB) from the Particle Technology Forum at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (4’000+ attendees) in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Nov. 8–13, 2015. Abstract (PDF, 122 KB)

Best poster award

Congratulations to Anastasia Spyrogianni for receiving the best poster award (PDF, 108 KB) for Aerosol-based Nanotechnology during the annual meeting (800+ participants) of the European Aerosol Association, Sept. 6-11, 2015, Milano, Italy.

MRS best PhD presentation

Congratulations to Rena Goudeli for giving the best oral presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB) by a PhD student at the 2014 Symposium HH on Flame and High-Temperature Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials during the Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, Dec. 1-4, Boston USA.

Nanoaggregates for Theranostics

Aggregates of silica-coated gold/ironoxide Janus nanoparticles with controlled interparticle distance show promise for medical diagnostics and laser thermal treatment of breast cancer cells.
Article in ETH Life

IAC Plenary

Professor Pratsinis gave a Plenary Lecture (PDF, 209 KB) at the 2014 International Aerosol Conference in Busan, Korea on Sept. 2

EAC Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Rena Goudeli for winning a best poster (PDF, 358 KB) award (PDF, 299 KB) at the 2013 European Aerosol Conference in Prague, CZ.

Innovation Award

Congratulations to Prof. Yannis Deligianiakis & Dr. Georgios Sotiriou for winning with ETH Transfer a TechConnect2013 Innovation Award at the Nanotech2013 in Washington DC, USA

Press Release: ETH Life Article

MRS Poster Prize

Congratulations to Max Eggersdorfer for winning (JPEG, 886 KB) a poster prize [15 prizes (JPEG, 918 KB) out of 2’500+ poster presentations] at the 2012 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in Boston, USA.

AIChE Poster Award

Congratulations to Arto Gröhn for winning the second prize of the Particle Technology Forum Poster Session for his poster at the 2012 Annual Meeting of AIChE in Pittsburgh, USA.

1st Place Winner

Congratulations to Rajesh Koirala for becoming the 1st Place Winner for the
2012 Environmental Division's Graduate student award of AIChE (paper)

Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Dr. Georgios Sotiriou who received the 2012 Best Poster award of International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI, a 14 company industrial consortium) at its Annual Meeting in Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 24-28.

Univ. Minnesota Lecture

Professor Pratsinis gave the 9th Annual L.M. Fingerson / TSI Inc. Distinguished Lecture (PDF, 7.3 MB) at the Univ. of Minnesota on May 17, 2012 (JPEG, 101 KB).

Best PhD Thesis Award

Congratulations to Dr. George Sotiriou for winning the 2012 Best PhD Thesis Award from the Division of Polymers and Colloids of the Swiss Chemical Society.

Winner AIChE Poster Session

Congratulations to Robert Büchel for being selected as a winner at the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Poster Session of the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis USA for his poster (PDF, 4.7 MB) "Two-Nozzle Flame Synthesis of NOx Storage Reduction Catalysts".

1st Place AIChE BioNanotechnology Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to George Sotiriou for winning the 1st place, BioNanotechnology Graduate Student Award for his paper (PDF, 991 KB) at the 2011 Annual Meeting of AIChE in Minneapolis, USA.

AIChE Best Poster Award

Congratulations again to Max Eggersdorfer for winning the best poster award of the Particle Technology Forum at the 2011 Annual Meeting of AIChE in Minneapolis, USA.


Nanothin SiO2-coated nanosilver

Silver nanoparticles (nanosilver) have superior optical (e.g. plasmonic) properties that make them attractive for biomedical applications. One hurdle up to now has been their toxicity. Researchers from ETH Zurich, however, have now found a solution by flame aerosol synthesis and subsequent in-situ coating nanosilver with nanothin silica films. Link to Press article in ETH Life

Recent Papers of our PhD Students

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Andreas T. Güntner, Vitaly Koren, Kiran Chikkadi, Marco Righettoni and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "E-Nose Sensing of Low-ppb Formaldehyde in Gas Mixtures at High Relative Humidity for Breath Screening of Lung Cancer?", ACS Sensors, (2016) American Chemical Society


Rajesh Koirala, Robert Buechel, Sotiris E. Pratsinis and Alfons Baiker "Silica is preferred over various single and mixed oxides as support for CO2-assisted cobalt-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane" Applied Catalysis A: General, (2016) Elsevier

Eirini Goudeli, Maximilian L. Eggersdorfer and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Coagulation of Agglomerates Consisting of Polydisperse Primary Particles", Langmuir, (2016) American Chemical Society

Fabian Starsich, Georgios Sotiriou, Moritz Wurnig, Christian Eberhardt, Ann Hirt, Andreas Boss and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Silica-coated non-stoichiometric nano Zn-ferrites for magnetic resonance imaging and hyperthermia treatment"Advanced Healthcare Materials, (2016)

Andreas T. Güntner, Nicolay J. Pineau, Donovan Chie, F. Krumeich, and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Selective Sensing of Isoprene by Ti-doped ZnO for Breath Diagnostics", Journal of materials chemistry. B, Materials for biology and medicine, (2016) Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry

Christoph O. Blattmann, and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "In Situ Measurement of Conductivity During Nanocomposite Film Deposition", Applied Surface Science, (2016) Amsterdam: Elsevier

Kakeru Fujiwara, Ulrich Müller, and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Pd Subnano-Clusters on TiO2 for Solar-light Removal of NO", ACS Catalysis, (2016) Washington, DC: American Chemical Society

Eirini Goudeli, and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Crystallinity Dynamics of Gold Nanoparticles During Sintering or Coalescence", AIChE Journal, (2016) New York: Wiley-Blackw

Andreas T. Güntner, Marco Righettoni, and Sotiris E. Pratsinis, "Selective Sensing of NH3 by Si-Doped α-MoO3 for Breath Analysis", Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, (2016) Amsterdam: Elsevier


Anastasia Spyrogianni, Inge K. Herrmann, Miriam S. Lucas, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Georgios A. Sotiriou, "Quantitative analysis of the deposited nanoparticle dose on cell cultures by optical absorption spectroscopy" Nanomedicine (Lond) (2016), Future Medicine

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