University of Crete Department of Materials Science and Technology
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Nikos Chronis

Room E-114, Mathematics' Building

Research Interests

Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Lab-On-A-Chip Devices, Microfluidics and Micro-optical System, Polymer Micromachining, Bio-imaging and Neural Networks.

Short Curriculum Vitae

Professor Chronis received a Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) in mechanical engineering in 1998, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with honors (graduated 1st out of 145 students in his class). He completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) in 2004. From 2004-2006, he held a post-doctoral research position at Rockefeller University, New York, (USA). In 2006, he became a faculty at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2015, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Crete. He is also a visiting Professor at the National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos'. He is the co-author of more 60 journal and peer-reviewed conference publications and inventor in 3 patents. Dr. Chronis is the recipient of the prestigious NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Selected Recent Publications

  1. 1. Chaudhury, A., Insolera, R.; Hwang RD., Fridell, YW., Collins, C., Chronis, N., 'On chip cryo-anesthesia of Drosophila larvae for high resolution in vivo imaging applications', LAB ON A CHIP Volume: 17 Issue: 13 Pages: 2303-2322 Published: JUL 7 2017.
  2. Sengupta, A., Hadjiiski, L., Chan, H.-P., Cha, K., Chronis, N. and Marentis, T. C. (2017), Computer-aided detection of retained surgical needles from postoperative radiographs. Med. Phys., 44: 180–191. doi:10.1002/mp.12011
  3. Gourgou E. and Chronis N. 'Chemically induced oxidative stress affects ASH neuronal function and behavior in C. elegans', Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 38147 (2016).
  4. Hale L.A., Lee E.S., Pantazis A.K., Chronis N. and Sreekanth S.H., 'Altered sensory code drives juvenile to adult behavioral maturation in Caenorhabditis elegans', eNeuro 15 December 2016, ENEURO.0175-16.2016; DOI:
  5. Chaudhury A., Pantazis A.K., Chronis N., 'An Image Contrast-Based Pressure Sensor', Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 245, 1 July 2016, Pages 63–67
  6. C.R. Oliver, E. Gourgou, D. Bazopoulou, N. Chronis and A.J. Hart, "On-Demand Isolation and Manipulation of C. Elegans by in Vitro Maskless Photopatterning," PLoS ONE, vol. 11, January 2016, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145935. 
  7. Leinwand, S.G., Yang, C.J., Bazopoulou, D., Chronis, N., Srinivasan, J., & Chalasani, S.H. (2015). Circuit mechanisms encoding odors and driving aging-associated behavioral declines in Caenorhabditis elegans. eLife, 4, e10181.
  8. Hadjiiski L., Marentis T.C., Chaudhury A.R., Rondon L., Chronis N. and Chan HP, 'Computer aided detection of surgical retained foreign object for prevention', Medical Physics 42, 1213 (2015).
  9. Gulari M.N., Ghannad-Rezaie M., Novelli P., Chronis N., Marentis T.C., 'An Implantable X-Ray-Based Blood Pressure Microsensor for Coronary In-Stent Restenosis Surveillance and Prevention', Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Volume:24, Issue: 1, Page 50-61 (2015).
  10. 10. Gulari M.N., Tripathi A., Ghannad-Rezaie M. and Chronis N., 'An Optofluidic Lens Array Microchip for High Resolution Stereo Microscopy', Micromachines 2014, 5(3), 607-621.
  11. Mishra B., Ghannad-Rezaie M.; Li J., Wang X., Hao Y., Ye B.; Chronis N.; Collins, C.A., 'Using microfluidics chips for live imaging and study of injury responses in Drosophila larvae', Journal of visualized experiments (JoVE), Issue:84, Pages:e50998, February 2014.