Lab management, time management and the joy of getting things done

Anastasios Marmaras

Lab Manager

Short Biography

Anastasios studied electrical engineering and computer science in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Then acquired a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering with focus in Biomechanics from the National Technical University of Athens. In June 2012 he finished his doctoral studies at the ETH Zürich in the group of Prof. Poulikakos and under the supervision of Vartan Kurtcuoglu, whom he followed to The Interface Group.

Anastasios has been the lab manager of the group from September 2012 until August 2016. During that time he:

  • Built and maintained the lab’s research infrastructure
  • Created and kept up to date protocols and operational guidelines
  • Developed and built research devices, both hardware and software
  • Maintained the biolab and performed cell culture work and microscopy
  • Maintained the group’s computer infrastructure
  • Coordinated data management
  • Supervised student projects
  • Helped with the authorship of research proposals

In August 2016, Anastasios passed the batton to his successor, Claudia Danzer. He is now living in Sweden and working as a consultant at Alten. His first assignment was at Mölnlycke Healthcare, where he has been helping the healthcare solutions company develop better medical devices.