Ioannis is an ATMP Bioprocess Research Coordinator at Prometheus, KU Leuven, Belgium. He has graduated in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Patras, Greece and obtained a Doctoral degree (MPhil and PhD) from the Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK - funded by the Greek Scholarship Foundation. Subsequently he moved for postdoctoral studies to KU Leuven Belgium funded by the Scholarship Foundation of Flanders. He gradually established an independent stem cell bioprocessing team through national and international funding. His research aim is to produce compliant 3D cell-based products with predictive functionality linked to orthogonal quality attributes using high precision technologies. He has published more than 35 journal articles, 50 conference proceedings and holds 1 patent. He has been involved in several collaborative research projects and R&D activities with companies active in Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing. He has recently become a Principal Investigator in the Foundation of Research and Technology – Greece (FORTH), and will be possessing a dual position between KU Leuven and FORTH.