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71. J. Ziesmer, J. Venckute Larsson & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Hybrid microneedle arrays for antibiotic and near-IR photothermal synergistic antimicrobial effect against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus” Chemical Engineering Journal 142127 (2023).

70. F. Geissel, V. Platania, N. De Berardinis, C. Skjöldebrand, G. N. Belibasakis, C. Persson, G. Hulsart-Billström, M. Chatzinikolaidou & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Nanostructured Ag-Bioglass Implant Coatings with Antibacterial and Osteogenic Activity” Advanced Materials Interfaces 2201980 (2023).

69. E. Bletsa, P. Merkl, T. Thersleff, S. Normark, B. Henriques-Normark & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Highly durable photocatalytic titanium suboxide-polymer nanocomposite films with visible light-triggered antibiofilm activity” Chemical Engineering Journal 454, 139971 (2023).


68. J. Ziesmer, I. Sondén, T. Thersleff & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Highly Efficient Near-IR Photothermal Microneedles with Flame-Made Plasmonic Nanoaggregates for Reduced Intradermal Nanoparticle Deposition” Advanced Materials Interfaces 2201540 (2022).

67. V. Tsikourkitoudi, B. Henriques-Normark & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Inorganic nanoparticle engineering against bacterial infections” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 38, 100872 (2022).

66. A. T. Speidel*, P. R. A. Chivers, C. S. Wood, D. A. Roberts, I. P. Correia, A. S. Caravaca, Y. K. V. Chan, C. S. Hansel, J. Heimgärtner, E. Müller, J. Ziesmer, G. A. Sotiriou, P. S. Olofsson & M. M. Stevens*. “Tailored Biocompatible Polyurethane-Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels as a Versatile Nonfouling Biomaterial” Advanced Healthcare Materials 2201378 (2022).

65. H. Li, P. Merkl, J. Sommertune, T. Thersleff, & G. A Sotiriou*. “SERS Hotspot Engineering by Aerosol Self-Assembly of Plasmonic Ag Nanoaggregates with Tunable Interparticle Distance” Advanced Science 2201133 (2022).

64. Z. Kanaki, C. Chandrinou, I-M. Orfanou, C. Kryou, J. Ziesmer, G. A Sotiriou, A. Klinakis, C. Tamvakopoulos & I. Zergioti*. “Laser-Induced Forward Transfer Printing on Microneedles for Transdermal Delivery of Gemcitabine” International Journal of Bioprinting 8, 554 (2022).

63. G. A. Sotiriou* & L. Eidsmo. “Microneedle patch with precise vancomycin drug dose against MRSA skin infections” European Pharmaceutical Review (2022).

62. F. J. Geissel, V. Platania, A. Gogos, I. K. Herrmann, G. N. Belibasakis, M. Chatzinikolaidou & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Antibiofilm activity of nanosilver coatings against Staphylococcus aureus” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 608, 3141 (2022).


61. A. Camaioni, M. Massimiani, V. Lacconi, A. Magrini, A. Magrini, A. Salustri, G. A. Sotiriou, D. Singh, D. Bitounis, D. Bitounis, B. Bocca, A. Pino, F. Barone, V. Prota, I. Iavicoli, M. Scimeca, E. Bonanno, F. R. Cassee, P. Demokritou, A. Pietroiusti & L. Campagnolo*. “Silica encapsulation of ZnO nanoparticles reduces their toxicity for cumulus cell-oocyte-complex expansion” Particle & Fibre Toxicology 18, 33 (2021).

60. R. Mann, A. Holmes, O. McNeilly, R. Cavaliere, G. A. Sotiriou, S. A. Rice & C. Gunawan*. “Evolution of biofilm-forming pathogenic bacteria in the presence of nanoparticles and antibiotic: adaptation phenomena and cross-resistance” Journal of Nanobiotechnology 19, 291 (2021).

59. P. Merkl, S. Long, G. M. McInerney* & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Antiviral Activity of Silver, Copper Oxide and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Coatings against SARS-CoV-2” Nanomaterials 11, 1312 (2021).

58. N-J. Hempel, P. Merkl, M. M. Knopp, R. Berthelsen, A. Teleki, A. K. Hansen, G. A. Sotiriou & K. Löbmann*. “The Effect of the Molecular Weight of Polyvinylpyrrolidone and the Model Drug on Laser-Induced In Situ Amorphization” Molecules 26, 4035 (2021).

57. N-J. Hempel, P. Merkl, M. M. Knopp, R. Berthelsen, A. Teleki, G. A. Sotiriou & K. Löbmann*. “The Influence of Drug–Polymer Solubility on Laser-Induced In Situ Drug Amorphization Using Photothermal Plasmonic Nanoparticles” Pharmaceutics 13, 917 (2021).

56. P. Merkl, S. Zhou, A. Zaganiaris, M. Shahata,A. Eleftheraki, T. Thersleff & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Plasmonic Coupling in Silver Nanoparticle Aggregates and their Polymer Composite Films for Near-Infrared Photothermal Biofilm Eradication” ACS Applied Nano Materials 4, 1312 (2021).

55. J. Ziesmer, P. Tajpara, N-J. Hempel, M. Ehrström, K. Melican, L. Eidsmo & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Vancomycin-Loaded Microneedle Arrays against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Infections” Advanced Material Technologies 6, 2001307 (2021).

54. N-J. Hempel, P. Merkl, S. Asad, M. Knopp, r. Berthelsen, C. Bergström, A. Teleki, G. A. Sotiriou & K. Loebmann*. ”Utilizing Laser-Activation of Photothermal Plasmonic Nanoparticles to Induce On-Demand Drug Amorphization Inside a Tablet” Molecular Pharmaceutics 18, 2254 (2021).

53. P. Merkl, M-S. Aschtgen, B. Henriques-Normark & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Biofilm Interfacial Acidity Evaluation by pH-Responsive Luminescent Nanoparticle Films” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 171, 112732 (2021).


52. K. Subramanian, F. Iovino, V. Tsikourkitoudi, P. Merkl, S. Ahmed, S. B. Berry, M-S. Aschtgen, M. Svensson, P. Bergman, G. A. Sotiriou & B. Henriques-Normark*. “Mannose receptor-derived peptides bind to bacterial pore-forming toxins and reduce development of pneumococcal disease in vivo” EMBO Molecular Medicine e12695 (2020).

51. F. Iovino, P. Merkl, A. Spyrogianni, B. Henriques-Normark & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Silica-coated phosphorescent nanoprobes for selective cell targeting and dynamic bioimaging of pathogen-host cell interactions” Chemical Communications 56, 6989-6992 (2020).

50. V. Tsikourkitoudi, J. Karlsson, P. Merkl, E. Loh, B. Henriques-Normark & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Flame-made calcium phosphate nanoparticles with high drug loading for delivery of biologics” Molecules251747 (2020).

49. C. Gunawan*, M. B. Faiz, R. Mann, S. Ting, G. A. Sotiriou, C. P. Marquis & R. Amal. “Nanosilver Targets the Bacterial Cell Envelope: The Link with Generation of Reactive Oxygen Radicals” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12, 5557-5568 (2020).

48. E. Valentin, A. L. Bottomley, G. S. Chilambi, E. J. Harry, R. Amal, G. A. Sotiriou, S. A. Rice & C. Gunawan*. “Heritable nanosilver resistance in priority pathogen: a unique genetic adaptation and comparison with ionic silver and antibiotics” Nanoscale 12, 2384-2392 (2020).


47. K. Keevend, L. Pruust, K. Kurvuts, L. R. H. Gerken, F. H. L. Starsich, J-H. Li, M. T. Matter, A. Spyrogianni, G. A. Sotiriou, M. Stiefel & I. K. Herrmann*. ”Ultrabright and Stable Luminescent Labels for Correlative Cathodoluminescence Electron Microscopy Bioimaging Nano Letters 19, 6013-6018 (2019).

46. D. Henning, P. Merkl, C. Yun, F. Iovino, L. Xie, E. Mouzourakis, C. Moularas, Y. Deligiannakis, B. Henriques-Normark, K. Leifer & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Luminescent CeO2:Eu3+ nanoparticles for robust in-situ detection of H2O2 in bacterial cell cultures” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 132286-293 (2019).


45. A. Spyrogianni, P. Tiefenboeck, F. H. L. Starsich, K. Keevend, F. Krumeich, I. K. Herrmann, J.‐C. Leroux & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Near-UV activated, photostable nanophosphors for in vitro dosimetry and dynamic bioimaging” AIChE Journal 64, 2947-2957 (2018).

44. M. B. Faiz, R. Amal, C. P. Marquis, E. J. Harry, G. A. Sotiriou, S. A. Rice & C. Gunawan*. “Nanosilver and the Microbiological Activity of the Particulate Solids versus the Leached Soluble Silver” Nanotoxicology 12, 263-273 (2018).


43. A. Pratsinis, G. A. Kelesidis, F. Krumeich, S. Bolisetty, R. Mezzenga, J-C. Leroux & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Enzyme-mimetic antioxidant luminescent nanoparticles for highly sensitive hydrogen peroxide biosensing” ACS Nano 11, 12210-12218 (2017).

42. C. Gunawan*, C. P. Marquis, R. Amal, G. A. Sotiriou, S. A. Rice & E. J. Harry. “Widespread and Indiscriminate Nanosilver Use: Genuine Potential for Microbial Resistance” ACS Nano 11, 3438-3445 (2017).

41. A. Spyrogianni, G. A. Sotiriou, D. Brambilla, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “The effect of settling on cytotoxicity evaluation of SiO2nanoparticles” Journal of Aerosol Science 108, 56-66 (2017).

40. D. Singh, L. A. Schifman, C. Watson-Wright, G. A. Sotiriou, V. Oyanedel-Craver, W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “Nanofiller presence enhances polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) profile on nanoparticles released during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Potential Environmental Health Implications” Environmental Science & Technology 51, 5222-5232 (2017).


39. D. Singh, G. A. Sotiriou, F. Zhang, J. Mead, D. Bello, W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “End-of-life thermal decomposition of nano-enabled polymers: Effect of nanofiller-loading and polymer matrix on byproducts” Environmental Science: Nano 3, 1293-1305 (2016).

38. A. Spyrogianni, I. K. Herrmann, M. S. Lucas, J-C. Leroux & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Quantitative analysis of the deposited nanoparticle dose on cell cultures by optical absorption spectroscopy” Nanomedicine 11, 2483-2496 (2016).

37. F. H. L. Starsich, G. A. Sotiriou, M. C. Wurnig, C. Eberhardt, A. M. Hirt, A. Boss & S. E. Pratsinis. “Silica-coated non-stoichiometric nano Zn-ferrites for magnetic resonance imaging and hyperthermia treatment” Advanced Healthcare Materials 5, 2698-2706 (2016).

36. A. Teleki, F. L. Haufe, A. M. Hirt, S. E. Pratsinis & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Highly scalable production of uniformly-coated superparamagnetic nanoparticles for triggered drug release from alginate hydrogels” RSC Advances 6, 21503-21510 (2016).

35. G. A. Sotiriou, D. Singh, F. Zhang, M-C. G. Chalbot, E. Spielman-Sun, L. Hoering, I. G. Kavouras, G. V. Lowry, W. Wohlleben & P. Demokritou*. “Thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Possible environmental health and safety implications” Journal of Hazardous Materials 305, 87-95 (2016).

34. G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann & Y. Deligiannakis*. “Nanoantioxidant-driven plasmon enhanced proton-coupled electron transfer” Nanoscale 8, 796-803 (2016).


33. L. Wang, D. C. Davidson, R. Derk, S. Luanpitpong, G. A. Sotiriou, P. Demokritou, V. Castranova, Y. Rojanasakul, T. A. Stueckle*. “Ferric oxide nanoparticles (nFe2O3) induce neoplastic transformation of primary human small airway epithelial cell” Cancer Research75(15 Suppl):2723 (2015).

32. S. Pirela, G. A. Sotiriou, D. Bello, M. Shafer, K. Lee Bunker, V. Castranova, T. Thomas & P. Demokritou*. “Consumer exposures to laser printer-emitted nanoparticles: A case study of the life-cycle implications from nano-enabled products” Nanotoxicology 9, 760-768 (2015).

31. K. Fujiwara, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Enhanced Ag+ ion release from aqueous nanosilver suspensions by absorption of ambient CO2” Langmuir 31, 5284-5290 (2015).

30. G. A. Sotiriou, D. Singh, F. Zhang, W. Wohlleben, M-C. G. Chalbot, I. G. Kavouras & P. Demokritou*. “An integrated methodology for the assessment of environmental health implications during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled products” Environmental Science: Nano 2, 262-272 (2015).

29. C. O. Blattmann, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Rapid synthesis of flexible conductive polymer nanocomposite films” Nanotechnology 26, 125601 (2015).

28. C. Peters*, O. Ergeneman, G. A. Sotiriou, H. Choi, B. J. Nelson & C. Hierold. “Visible light curing of Epon SU-8-based superparamagnetic polymer composites with random and ordered particle configurations” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, 193-200 (2015).


27. G. A. Sotiriou, G. D. Etterlin, A. Spyrogianni, F. Krumeich, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Plasmonic biocompatible silver-gold alloyed nanoparticles” Chemical Communications 50, 13559-13562 (2014).

26. N. V. Konduru, K. M. Murdaugh, G. A. Sotiriou, T. C. Donaghey, P. Demokritou, J. D. Brain & R. M. Molina*. “Bioavailability, distribution and clearance of tracheally-instilled and gavaged uncoated or silica-coated zinc oxide nanoparticles” Particle & Fibre Toxicology 11:44 (2014).

25. V. A. Okello, S. Gass, G. Pyrgiotakis, N. Du, A. Lake, V. Kariuki, G. A. Sotiriou, B. Deng, P. Demokritou & O. A. Sadik*. “Capture, isolation and electrochemical detection of industrially-relevant engineered aerosol nanoparticles using poly(amic)acid, phase-inverted, nano-membranes” Journal of Hazardous Materials 279, 365-374 (2014).

24. G. A. Sotiriou, C. Watson, K. M. Murdaugh, G. Pyrgiotakis, A. Elder, J. D. Brain & P. Demokritou*. “Engineering safer-by-design, transparent, silica-coated ZnO nanorods with reduced DNA damage potential” Environmental Science: Nano 1, 144-153 (2014).

23. G. A. Sotiriou, F. Starsich, A. Dasargyri, M. C. Wurnig, F. Krumeich, A. Boss, J-C. Leroux & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Photothermal killing of cancer cells by the controlled plasmonic coupling of silica-coated Au/Fe2O3 nanoaggregates” Advanced Functional Materials 24, 2818-2827 (2014).

22. S. Fusco, M. S. Sakar, S. Kennedy, R. Bottani, F. Starsich, C. Peters, G. A. Sotiriou, S. Pané, S. E. Pratsinis, C. Hierold, D. Mooney & B. J. Nelson*. “An integrated microrobotic platform for on-demand, targeted therapeutic interventions” Advanced Materials 26, 952-957 (2014).

21. A. M. Hirt, G. A. Sotiriou, P. Kidambi & A. Teleki*. “Effect of size, composition and morphology on magnetic performance: First order reversal curves evaluation of iron oxide nanoparticles” Journal of Applied Physics 115, 044314 (2014).


20. S. Gass, J. M. Cohen, G. Pyrgiotakis, G. A. Sotiriou, S. E. Pratsinis & P. Demokritou*. “Safer formulation concept for flame-generated engineered nanomaterials” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 1, 843-857 (2013).

19. G. A. Sotiriou, M.A. Visbal-Onufrak, A. Teleki, E.J. Juan, A.M. Hirt, S.E. Pratsinis* & C. Rinaldi*. “Thermal energy dissipation by SiO2-coated plasmonic-superparamagnetic nanoparticles in alternating magnetic fields” Chemistry of Materials 25, 4603–4612 (2013).

18. A. Pratsinis, P. Hervella, J-C. Leroux, S. E. Pratsinis & G. A. Sotiriou*. “Toxicity of silver nanoparticles in macrophages” Small 9, 2576-2584 (2013).

17. G. A. Sotiriou, C. O. Blattmann & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Flexible multifunctional magnetically-actuated nanocomposite films” Advanced Functional Materials 23, 34-41 (2013).

16. G. A. Sotiriou*. “Biomedical applications of multifunctional plasmonic nanoparticles” WIREs: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology5, 19-30 (2013).


15. Y. Deligiannakis*, G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis. “Antioxidant and antiradical SiO2 nanoparticles covalently functionalized with gallic acid” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4, 6609-6617 (2012).

14. G. A. Sotiriou*, D. Franco, D. Poulikakos* & A. Ferrari. “Optically stable biocompatible flame-made SiO2-coated Y2O3:Tb3+nanophosphors for cell imaging” ACS Nano 6, 3888-3897 (2012).

13. G. A. Sotiriou, A. Meyer, J. T. N. Knijnenburg, S. Panke & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Quantifying the origin of released Ag+ ions from nanosilver” Langmuir 28, 15929-15936 (2012).

12. O. Ergeneman, G. Chatzipirpiridis, J. Pokki, M. Marin-Suarez, G. A. Sotiriou, S. Medina-Rodriguez, J. F. Fernandez Sanchez, A. Fernandez-Gutierrez, S. Pane & B. J. Nelson*. “In vitro oxygen sensing using intraocular microrobots” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering59, 3104-3109 (2012).

11. C. S-J. Tsai, M.E. Echevarria-Vega, G. A. Sotiriou, C. Santeufemio, D. Schmidt, P. Demokritou & M. Ellenbecker*. “Evaluation of environmental filtration control of engineered nanoparticles using the Harvard Versatile Engineered Nanomaterial Generation System (VENGES)” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14, 812 (2012).

10. G. A. Sotiriou, E. Diaz, M. S. Long, J. Godleski, J. Brain, S. E. Pratsinis & P. Demokritou*. “A novel platform for pulmonary and cardiovascular toxicological characterization of inhaled engineered nanomaterials” Nanotoxicology 6, 680-690 (2012).

9. S. B. Bubenhofer, C. M. Schumacher, F. M. Koehler, N. A. Luechinger, G. A. Sotiriou, R. N. Grass & W. J. Stark*. “Electrical resistivity of assembled transparent inorganic oxide nanoparticle thin layers: Influence of silica, insulating impurities and surfactant layer thickness” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4, 2664-2671 (2012).

8. G. A. Sotiriou, M. Schneider, & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Green, silica-coated monoclinic Y2O3:Tb3+ nanophosphors: Flame synthesis and characterization Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116, 4493-4499 (2012).


7. G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Engineering nanosilver as an antibacterial, biosensor and bioimaging material” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 1, 3-10 (2011).

6. G. A. Sotiriou, A. Teleki, A. Camenzind, F. Krumeich, A. Meyer, S. Panke & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Nanosilver on nanostructured silica: Antibacterial activity and Ag surface area” Chemical Engineering Journal 170, 547-554 (2011).

5. G. A. Sotiriou, A. M. Hirt, P. Y. Lozach, A. Teleki, F. Krumeich & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Hybrid, silica-coated, Janus-like plasmonic-magnetic nanoparticles” Chemistry of Materials 23, 1985-1992 (2011).

4. A. B. Dahlin, T. Sannomiya, R. Zahn, G. A. Sotiriou & J. Vörös*. “Electrochemical crystallization of plasmonic nanostructures” Nano Letters 11, 1337-1343 (2011).

3. G. A. Sotiriou, M. Schneider & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Color-tunable nanophosphors by codoping flame-made Y2O3 with Tb and Eu” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 1084-1089 (2011).


2. G. A. Sotiriou, T. Sannomiya, A. Teleki, F. Krumeich, J. Vörös & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Non-toxic dry-coated nanosilver for plasmonic biosensors” Advanced Functional Materials 20, 4250-4257 (2010).

1. G. A. Sotiriou & S. E. Pratsinis*. “Antibacterial activity of nanosilver ions and particles” Environmental Science & Technology 44, 5649-5654 (2010).