Panos obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry (with a minor in Biological Chemistry) at the University of Cyprus. Following his graduation in 2017, he moved to the UK to pursue an M.Sc. (by Research) course in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof. Rachel O'Reilly. His thesis involved the design and preparation of novel nanomaterials for bio-related applications. In 2018, he started his PhD under Prof. Matthew Gibson's supervision at the University of Warwick as part of the European project NanoCarb as Marie-Curie Early-Stage Researcher. His PhD was focused on developing polymer-based nanomaterial biomimetics applied in glycobiology and cryobiology. In October 2022, he moved to the US to start his postdoc under the supervision of Professor Heather Maynard at UCLA within BioPACIFIC MIP, focusing on the design of advanced nanomaterials for the stabilization and delivery of glucagon and other proteins.
Panos has been working as a postdoctoral scholar in the group of Professor Heather Maynard at UCLA since November 2022. His primal research interests include biomaterials and bio-engineering approaches to address healthcare challenges. He has made contributions to developing biomimetic and responsive macromolecules/colloids in medicine, including delivery of important biomolecules, cryoprotectants for cell storage and freezing and new sensors for the rapid detection of infection.