Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, MS '85, PhD '89
Distinguished Professor, Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
Kyriacos A. Athanasiou is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis where he also serves as the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering department. Before he joined the University of California in 2009, he was the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor at Rice University. He has published hundreds of scientific articles detailing structure-function relationships and tissue engineering approaches for articular cartilage, the knee meniscus, and the temporomandibular joint.
He obtained his MS in 1985 and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1989. As a Ph.D. student, he studied under the mentorship of Professor Van C. Mow.