Faculty Profile

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George Lykotrafitis


Associate Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2005. Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2001
george.lykotrafitis@uconn.edu

Campus Location: United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 374

Tel: (860) 486-2439
Fax: (860) 486-5088

Personal Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~gelyko/

Short Bio:

Dr. Lykotrafitis joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Lykotrafitis received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He subsequently received his second M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech studying dynamic frictional sliding modes along incoherent interfaces.¬†From 2006 until 2008, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at MIT conducting experimental and computational studies of cellular membrane dynamics in Prof. Subra Suresh’s group. Dr. Lykotrafitis has received a five-year National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the American Heart Association (AHA) National Center Scientist Development Grant.

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, cellular mechanics, cellular membrane dynamics, Current, dynamic frictional sliding modes, incoherent interfaces, Micro and Nano-scale Systems