Vavylonis Group

Department of Physics


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DIMITRIOS VAVYLONIS

Department of Physics
Lehigh University
16 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem PA 18015
Tel: (610) 758-3724
Fax: (610) 758-5730
vavylonis@lehigh.edu

EDUCATION

2000 Ph.D. in Physics, Columbia University with B. O'Shaughnessy (Chemical Engineering)
1998 M.Phil. in Physics, Columbia University
1996 M.A. in Physics, Columbia University
1994 Ptychion (B.Sc.) in Physics, University of Athens, Greece

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-present Professor, Department of Physics, Lehigh University
2012-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Lehigh University
2006-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Lehigh University
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University with B. O'Shaughnessy(Chemical Engineering) and Yale University with T. D. Pollard (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University with B. O'Shaughnessy (Chemical Engineering)
2000-2002 Military service in Greek Army.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2019 JST-CREST Invited Researcher, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2015 JSPS Invited Fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2015 NWO Visiting Scientist, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 SNF Visiting Professor, Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 Lehigh University Class of 68 Pre-Tenure Research Fellowship
2010 Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Early Career Research Award, Lehigh University
2000 Extraordinary Teaching Assistant Award, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University


PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

2019-presest Biophysical Journal, Editorial Board Member
2015-present Cytoskeleton, Editorial Board Member
2017-present Scientific Reports, Editorial Board Member
2016-2019 Faculty Leader, Iacocca International Internship Program to Nagoya Institute of Technology


CONFERENCE CO-ORGANIZATION

2018 Frontiers in Cytokinesis subgroup, ASCB meeting
2016 Frontiers in Cytokinesis subgroup, ASCB meeting
2016 Biophysical Society Pennsylvania Network Meeting, Lehigh University
2014 Frontiers in Cytokinesis subgroup, ASCB meeting
2013 NSF International Workshop on Stem Cell Differentiation: the Influence of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Shanghai, China
2012 Biophysical Society Pennsylvania Network Meeting, Lehigh University
2010 The cellular cytoskeleton: common organizing principles in mitosis, motility and cell polarization, Colorado State University


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Physical Society
American Society for Cell Biology
Biophysical Society
Hellenic Bioscientific Society
Sigma Xi

PUBLICATIONS (click here)