Androula was a great dedicated scientist and a true friend of SINANO community, a very special thought for her. We feel deep sorrow and express our sympathy and friendship to her family and colleagues.

She was stongly involved in the SINANO Institute since its creation, was member of the Governing Board for 1 mandate and President of our General Assembly for 2 mandates. Her contributions and her dedications to the SINANO Institute were highly appreciated and cherished  so in memoriam, we  dedicate her the SINANO Institute EUROSOI-ULIS Award: it will become « the Androula Nassiopoulou Best Paper Award ».

Androula Nassiopoulou was Director of Research and Head of the “Nanostructures for Nanoelectronics, Photonics and Sensors” research group at the National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens.

When receiving the “UNESCO Medal for outstanding contribution to nanoscience and nanotechnology” for her contribution to Si nanostructures for Nanoelectronics and sensors 2 years ago, she stressed the importance of research aiming not only at economic development, but also at sustainable development for the profit of society. “Through miniaturization, Microelectronics made devices faster and cheaper and revolutionized computing and communication systems. This has been  now expanded to the general field of Nanotechnology, fostering applications in all fields of life, including new medical applications, new drugs and drug delivery systems at the profit of the society”, she explained.

She was a bright, strong and committed colleague. with great passion: we have had so many fruitful and friendly collaborations and we will always remember her and our meetings In Athens with deep tenderness.