Vasilis Ntziachristos, Ph.D.

Vasilis Ntziachristos headshotVasilis Ntziachristos PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Electrical Engineering, the Director of the Chair for Biological Imaging (CBI) and of the Munich School of Bioengineering (MSB) at the Technical University of Munich and the director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and MSc and PhD degrees in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA and served as faculty at Harvard University and the Director of the Laboratory for Bio-optics and Molecular imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Ntziachristos regularly serves as chair in international meetings and councils and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Gold Medal from the Society for Molecular Imaging (2015), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize (2013), and the Erwin Schrödinger Award (2012) and was named one of the world’s top innovators by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review in 2004.