Kostas Kostarelos

University of Manchester

Kostas obtained his Diploma in Chemical Engineering and PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, studying the steric stabilization of liposomes using block copolymer molecules. He carried out his postdoctoral training in various medical institutions in the United States and has worked closely with D. Papahadjopoulos (UCSF, USA), G. Sgouros (Memorial Sloan-Kettering, NY, USA) and R.G. Crystal (Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, USA). He was Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine & Chemical Engineering in Medicine at Cornell University Weill Medical College when he relocated to the UK as the Deputy Director of Imperial College Genetic Therapies Centre in 2002. In 2003 he joined the Centre for Drug Delivery Research at the UCL School of Pharmacy as the Deputy Head of the Centre. He was promoted to the Personal Chair of Nanomedicine and Head of the Centre in 2007. The entire Nanomedicine Lab was embedded within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester in 2013. Kostas is currently Professor of Nanomedicine at the University of Manchester and Visiting Professor at UCL Faculty of Life Sciences.

He has been invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) all in the United Kingdom. In 2010 he was awarded the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Professorial Fellowship with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. He has been included in the Highly Cited Researcher 2018 list (https://hcr.clarivate.com) in the Cross-Field category.

He is the Founding and Senior Editor of the journal Nanomedicine and sits on the Editorial Board of:
ACS Nano, Bioconjugate Chemistry (ACS), 2D Materials (IOP), 2D Materials & Applications (NPJ), Archives in Toxicology (Springer), Nanoscale Horizons (RSC), Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), Applied Materials Today (Elsevier), The Journal of Liposome Research (Taylor & Francis).