The Georgiadis Group’s and Prof. Georgiadis’ research interests are the development of experimental tools to characterize biomolecular binding at surfaces and in solution, where binding partners may be proteins, oligonucleotides, small molecules, bioconjugates or nanoparticles. Methods used to determine the kinetics and thermodynamics of binding and electric field effects on binding at interfaces include surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy, surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensing, and fluorescence-based microscale thermophoresis (MST).
Prof. Georgiadis’ graduate research involved the exploration of ion/molecule reactions using mass spectrometric methods; her post-doctoral work investigated electronic structure at electrochemical interfaces using non-linear optics.
Prof. Georgiadis teaches both introductory and advanced level Chemistry courses.
In 2013, she developed a new advanced instrumental methods of analysis lab course (CH303) and pioneered the integration of cloud-enabled student access to instrument software (“available anywhere, anytime, at any device”) for this class in 2016.
Her new approach to teaching lab courses was featured in a 2017 Chemical and Engineering News piece and further described in a 2018 paper in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In 2019, Prof. Georgiadis was honored at the Boston University Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Scholarship, where she was awarded the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology 2019 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology.
Professor Georgiadis is actively working to scale her new cloud-based access approach to other Chemistry courses, science disciplines, and institutions.