Spyros Blionas


Visiting Professor


Dr. Spyros Blionas got in 1983 his Diploma degree in Physics (specialisation in Electronics) and his Ms.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Electronics in 1986 from the University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Patras (1990) on VLSI parallel architectures for digital signal processing. From 1988 to 1990 he was research fellow in Joint Research Centre of European Commission in Ispra Italy. From 1991 to 2006 he was in Development Programmes Department of INTRACOM in various positions from researcher to assistant manager in research collaborative projects in the area of Microelectronics (Systems on a chip and VLSI for wireless communications and biotechnology applications). In 2006 he founded Micro2Gen a spin-off company for VLSI technology for Molecular Diagnostics instrumentation solutions based on Lab-on_Chip. From 2007 to 2009 he was associated professor in the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia at Technological Educational Institute of Crete on microprocessors teaching microprocessors, embedded systems, and digital design. In parallel he was also Researcher at the Centre for Technological Development of Crete participating in the research collaborative projects of TEI Crete. Since 2009 he was associated professor (since 2021 professor), in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications in University of Peloponnese on Electronics-Design of analog and digital systems teaching Electronics circuit design, Logic design, Digital system design and wireless sensor networks in the MSc Department’s course “Computer Science and Technology”. He participated in more than 20 research collaborative projects as a researcher or project coordinator. He is author and co-author of more than 70 articles in Journals and conferences/workshops and of 6 patent applications. His research interests are in the design of embedded systems and System-on-a-Chip with sensors for telecommunications applications and for Biotechnology and Molecular Diagnostics Lab-on-a-Chip instrumentation.