Artemis qualified with a BSc in Chemistry from the Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1989. She was then awarded an MSc from UMIST in 1992 and went on to study for a PhD in the area of polymer composites and electrical conductivity at the National Technical University of Athens where she also received a scholarship to collaborate and work in the Polymer Physics department at the Technical University of Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Georg Hinrichsen. After graduating, she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on Natural Fibre Composites at the Department of Materials at Imperial College followed by two other postdoctoral positions working with Profs Larry Hench and Robert Hill in the field of Biomaterials. In 2004, she accepted a position as lecturer in the Nanotechnology Research Institute/NIBEC in the University of Ulster in Belfast and since January 2005 she has been a Senior Research Fellow and is now a Senior Lecturer researching Biomaterials in Birmingham.
The Biomaterials Group currently consists of 12 PhD students and more than 5 MRes and MPhil students. Artemis has developed strong research links with Japan and India via funding from the EPSRC and the British Council and she is very keen on student’s exchange.
Her research focuses on the processing and characterisation of the microstructure of polymers, glasses and glass ceramics that find application in Medicine and Dentistry.
She also has strong interest in teaching and education research and currently she is holding two HE STEM research projects on Engineering Threshold Concepts funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.