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)
                    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

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

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


CONFERENCE CO-ORGANIZATION

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

 

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