Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms

R&D work in the past concentrated on advancing the science and technology in the fields of: Non-Traditional Manufacturing Processes including Microwaves Plasmas, Abrasive Ice Jet and Solar Joining; Intelligent Manufacturing Systems including Real-Time Expert Systems and Artificial Neural Networks; and Automated Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation including Ultrasound, Acoustic Emission, and Microwave Thermography. At the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), his recent R&D work concentrates on Smart / Functional Materials and Systems development. In this area, he has developed electromagnetic, electro rheological, and piezoelectric and photovoltaic hybrid smart materials based Micro-power Re-generators and Energy Conversion Systems for Medical and Health Care Devices.

Teaching Responsibilities

MSc Advanced Materials

Overview

Overview
 2011 – to date  Provost -Academic Development UK
 2010 – to date   Director - Research and Innovation UK
 2004 - 2009  Director, IMRI and  Marie Curie Fellow - Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI ), UK
 2002 – 2004  Executive Director - STI  Ltd. Intellectual Property Management, HK, China
 1997 – 2002  Executive Director - Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS), Australia
 1996 - 1997   Head of School - Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), Australia - Professorial Chair School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
 1994 - 1995  Associate Professor - Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
 1992 - 1993  Senior Lecturer - University of Wollongong (UoW), Dept of Mech. Eng., Australia
 1988 - 1992  Lecturer - University of Wollongong (UoW) Dept of Mech. Eng., Australia

Over 350 publications including 106 Journal Articles, 7 Book Chapters, 45 Invited, 85 Conf. Refereed, 37 Conf. Non-refereed, 25 Keynote Addresses, 9 Patents and 50 Technical Reports. Supervised successfully 35 PhD students. Served on editorial board of int. journals ASME, NDT&E, AWJ. and reviewer on behalf of a number of international journals.

Executive Education

2002       Harvard Business School    Leading Professional Service Firms

2001       Stanford Graduate School of Business   Strategic Negotiations and Influence.

2000       MIT Sloan Management School    Managing Change in Complex Organisations

Professional Leadership

2013 to date Member of Parliamentary Scientific Committee (UK),

2013 to date TEI Athens – President of the Board of Governors(GR), 

2013 to date FibrLec Ltd Board of Directors (UK). , 

2010 to date Honourary Vice President Bio and Eco Energy Industry Association (HK),

2007 to date Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry – KCMC Board of Management (UK),

2005 to date NYC Senior Cosultant(GR),

2004 – 2007 Technitex Ltd Board of Management (UK),

2002 BMW Munich Research Laboratories – Special Innovation Project (GE),

1999-2002 Senior Consultant to VisyBoard (AUS),

2000 – 2002 Consultant to the Minister for Manufacturing Industry - Advisory Board (AUS) ,

2001 – 2002 Cooperative Research Centre, Innovative Wood Manufacturing (CRC-IWM),

2002 – 2004 SFI Ltd Senior Management Board (HK, China),

2000 – 2003 Geomar Group of Co. Board of Management(Europe / USA),

1998-2002 World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO Senior Consultant (SW),

1999 – 2001 Cooperative Research Centre, Microtechnology (CRC-Microtechnology) Bard of Directors,

1999 – 2002 Cooperative Research Centre, Cast Metals Manufacturing (CRC-CMM) Board of Directors,

1997 – 1999 Cooperative Research Centre, Intelligent Manufacturing, Systems and Technologies (CRC-IMST) Board of Directors, AUS,

1999 Consultant to Singapore Government for the MEMS and Nano-materials R & D Centre.

Publications and Research

“Effect of addition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the piezoelectric properties of Polypropylene filaments” D. V. Bayramol, N. Soin, T. H. Shah, R. L. Hadimani, E. Siores, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2015, 15, 7130-7135

Incremental predictive value of carotid inflammation in acute ischemic stroke (2015) Stroke, 46 (1), pp. 272-274. Toutouzas, K., Benetos, G., Drakopoulou, M., Deligianni, C., Spengos, K., Stefanadis, C., Siores, E., Tousoulis, D.

Bilateral symmetry of local inflammatory activation in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques (2015)  Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, 56 (2), pp. 118-124, Benetos, G., Toutouzas, K., Drakopoulou, M., Tolis, E., Masoura, C., Nikolaou, C., Tsekoura, D., Tsiamis, E., Grassos, H., Siores, E., Stefanadis, C., Tousoulis, D. B        

“Investigation of electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of needle punched nonwoven fabric produced from conductive silver coated staple polyamide fibre” MS Ozen, E Sancak, N Soin, TH Shah, E Siores, The Journal of The Textile Institute, 1-11, 2015 (Accepted)

“Multifunctional nanocomposites of poly(vinylidene fluoride) reinforced by carbon nanotubes and magnetite nanoparticles” C. Tsonos, C. Pandis, N. Soin, D. Sakellari, E. Myrovali, S. Kripotou, A. Kanapitsas, E. Siores, Express Polymer Lett, 2015 (Accepted).

“Plasma modified Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) lubrication of <alpha>-olefin-copolymer impact-modified Polyamide 66” H. Hunke, N. Soin*, A. Gebhard, T.H. Shah, E. Kramer, A. Pascual, A. A. Narasimulu and E. Siores, Wear, 2015, 338, 122-132

“Low Pressure H2, NH3 Microwave Plasma Treatment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) powders: Chemical, Thermal and Wettability analysis” H. Hunke, N. Soin*, T.H. Shah, MSL Karuna, E. Kramer, A. Pascual and E. Siores, Materials, 2015, 8, 2258-2275

“Influence of plasma pre-treatment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowders on the mechanical and tribological performance of Polyethersulfone (PESU)-PTFE compounds” H. Hunke, N. Soin*, T.H. Shah, E. Kramer, A. Pascual and E. Siores, Wear, 2015, 328, 480-487                                                                                                      

“Exclusive self-aligned β-phase PVDF films with abnormal piezoelectric coefficient via phase inversion” N. Soin*, D. Boyer, K. Prashanthi, S. Sharma, A. A. Narasimulu, J. Luo, T. Shah, E. Siores and T. Thundat, ChemComm, 2015, 51,  8257-8260                             

Preparation and characterisation of thermoresponsive nanogels for smart antibacterial fabrics;, Materials Science and Engineering C, 40, 135–141(2014).

“On the origin of the high capacitance of nitrogen-containing carbon nanotubes in acidic and alkaline electrolytes” O. Ornelas, J.M. Sieben, R. Ruiz-Rosas, E. Morallón, D. C. Amoros, J.Geng, N. Soin, E. Siores, B. G. Johnson, ChemComm, 2014, 50 (77), 11343-11346 

“Novel “3-D spacer” all fibre piezoelectric textiles for energy harvesting applications” N. Soin*, T. H. Shah, S. C. Anand, J. Geng, W. Pornwannachai, P. Mandal, D. Reid, S.

Sharma, R. L. Hadimani, D. V. Bayramol and E. Siores, RSC Energy & Environ. Sci., 2014, 7(5), 1670-1679                                                                                     

“Continuous production of piezoelectric PVDF fiber for e-textile applications” R. L. Hadimani, D. V. Bayramol, N. Soin, T. Shah, L. Qian, S. Shi, E. Siores, Smart Mater. Struct. 2013, 22 (7), 075017                                                                  

“Sedimentation behavior in electrorheological fluids based on suspensions of zeolite particles in silicone oil” K. Prekas, T. H. Shah, N. Soin, M. Rangoussi, S. Vassiliadis, E. Siores, J. Colloid Interf Sci, 2013, 401, 58-64                                                                                          

Bonaldi RR, Siores E and Tahir S, “Characterization of electromagnetic shielding fabrics obtained from carbon nanotube composite coatings”, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 187, (2014), 1-8.

Toutouzas, K., Benetos G, Drakopoulou M, Michelongona A, Nikolaou C, Masoura C, Stathogiannis K, Siores E. "Morphological and functional assessment of carotid plaques have similar predictive accuracy for coronary artery disease." Stroke44, no. 9 (2013): 2607-2609.

Zampeli E., Raftakis I, Michelongona A, Nikolaou C, Elezoglou A, Toutouzas K, Siores E, and Sfikakis P. "Detection of Subclinical Synovial Inflammation by Microwave Radiometry." PloS one 8, no. 5 (2013): e64606

Drakopoulou M, Toutouzas K, Aggeli C, Masoura K, Felekos I, Nikolaou C, Synetos A. and Siores E. "Association of ultrasound characteristics, angiogenesis and thermal heterogeneity in mild atherosclerotic carotid artery disease." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 61, no. 10_S (2013).

Drakopoulou M, Toutouzas K, Masoura K, Michelongona A, Benetos G, Tolis E, Bounas P, Tsiamis E, Tousoulis D, Siores E. "Thermal heterogeneity in carotid arteries as a surrogate marker for coronary artery disease." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 61, no. 10_S (2013).

Toutouzas K, Grassos C, Drakopoulou M, Synetos A, Tsiamis E, Aggeli C, Stathogiannis K and Siores E. "First In Vivo Application of Microwave Radiometry in Human Carotids A New Noninvasive Method for Detection of Local Inflammatory Activation."Journal of the American College of Cardiology 59, no. 18 (2012): 1645-1653

Toutouzas K, Drakopoulou M, Aggeli C, Nikolaou C, Felekos I, Grassos C, Synetos A, and Siores E. "In vivo measurement of plaque neovascularisation and thermal heterogeneity in intermediate lesions of human carotid arteries." Heart 98, no. 23 (2012): 1716-1721 

Mistik SI, Tahir S, Hadimani RL, and Siores E. "Compression and thermal conductivity characteristics of magnetorheological fluid–spacer fabric smart structures." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 23, no. 11 (2012): 1277-1283.

Toutouzas K, Drakopoulou M, Michelongona A, Aggeli C, Felekos I, Grassos C, Synetos A, Eleftherios Tsiamis E, Siores E, and Stefanadis C. "TCT-310 Plaque Neovascularization Correlates With Thermal Heterogeneity As Measured By Microwave Radiometry." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 60, no. 17_S (2012).

Vatansever D, Hadimani RL, Shah T and Siores E, “Hybrid Photovoltaic-Piezoelectric Flexible Device for Energy Harvesting from Nature”, Advances in Science and Technology, 2012; vol.77: 297-301.

Vatansever D, Hadimani RL, Shah T and Siores E, “Voltage Response of Piezoelectric PVDF Films in Vacuum and at Elevated Temperatures”, Smart Materials and Structures, 2012; vol. 21: 085028.

Vatansever D, Hadimani RL, Shah T and Siores E, “Piezoelectric Mono-Filament Extrusion for Green Energy Applications from Textiles”, Journal of Textiles & Engineer, 2012; vol. 19: 1-5.

Vatansever D, Hadimani RL, Shah T and Siores E, “Characterisation of Energy Generating Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Based Piezoelectric Filament”, Advanced Materials Research, 2012; vol. 410: 366-369.

Patel I and Siores E, “Evaluation of piezoelectric smart materials subjected to impact test over range of temperatures”, Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 2012; vol. 55: 355-362

Vatansever D, Hadimani RL, Shah T and Siores E, “An investigation of energy harvesting from renewable sources with PVDF and PZT”, Smart Materials and Structures, 2011; vol. 20: 055019.

Toutouzas K, Grassos C, Synetos A, Drakopoulou M, Tsiamis E, Moldovan C, Agrogiannis G,  Patsouris E, Siores E, and Stefanadis C. "A new non-invasive method for detection of local inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques: experimental application of microwave radiometry." Atherosclerosis 215, no. 1 (2011): 82-89.

Barnabas J, Siores E, and Lamb A. "Non-thermal microwave reduction of pathogenic cellular population." International Journal of Food Engineering 6, no. 5 (2010).

Bonaldi RR, Siores E, and Shah T. "Electromagnetic shielding characterisation of several conductive fabrics for medical applications." Carbon, 34 (2010): 0-640.

Bonaldi RR, Siores E, Shah T, “Electromagnetic Shielding Characterisation of Several Conductive Fabrics for Medical Applications”, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 2010; vol. 2: 237-245.

Patel I, Siores E, and Shah T. "Utilisation of smart polymers and ceramic based piezoelectric materials for scavenging wasted energy." Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 159, no. 2 (2010): 213-218.

Swallow LM, and Siores E. "Tremor Suppression Using Smart Textile Fibre Systems." JFBI 4 (2009): 261-266.

Swallow LM, Luo JK, Siores E, Patel I and Dodds D, “A piezoelectric fibre composite based energy harvesting device for potential wearable applications” Smart Materials and Structures, (2008); vol. 17: 025017

Siores E, Lamb A, and Swallow LM. "Bacterial Magnetic Particles for Applications in NDT&E, Detection of Flaws and Cracks in Sample Materials." Nondestructive Testing, pp. 25-28.( 2008)

Patents

N. Soin, T. H. Shah, S. C. Anand, E. Siores, Energy harvesting piezoelectric three-dimensional spacer structures  GB2516987 (A) ― 2015-02-11

Siores E, and Hadimani RL. "Piezoelectric polymer element and production method and apparatus therefor." WIPO patent 2012035350, issued March 23, 2012. 

Hadimani RL, Siores E, Prekas K, and Vatansever D. "Hybrid energy conversion device." WIPO Patent 2012042259, issued April 6, 2012.

Siores E, Vatansever D, 2013, “Piezoelectric Fibre and Method of Production Thereof”, U.K. Patent No GB 2498433A.

Siores E, Swallow L, 2008, "Apparatus for detection and suppression of muscle tremors", GB Patent No 2 444 393.

Book Chapters

D. V. Bayramol, T. H. Shah, N. Soin, E. Siores,  Preparation and characterisation of PVDF-based nanocomposites” in “Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites”, Wiley Publishers, V. Mittal (Ed.), 2014

Shah T, Siores E, and Daskalakis C. "Non-Invasive Devices for Early Detection of Breast Tissue Oncological Abnormalities Using Microwave Radio Thermometry."

Vatansever D, Siores E, Shah S, “Alternative Resources for Renewable Energy: Piezoelectric and Photovoltaic Smart Structures”, Global Warming – Impacts and Future Perspective (ISBN 979-953-307-820-4), InTech Publisher, 2012, pp. 263-290.

Vatansever D, Siores E, Hadimani RL and Shah T, “Smart Woven Fabrics in Renewable Energy Generation”, Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology (ISBN 978-953-307-337-8), InTech Publisher, 2011, pp. 23-38.