Georgia Kyriakidou

Dr Georgia Kyriakidou, PhD, MSc, BSc



Georgia Kyriakidou received her BSc degree in Physics from Leicester University UK in 2009. In 2010 she earned her MSc degree in Physics and Computing in Medicine and Biology (Medical Physics pathway) from Manchester University, UK. From 2011, she is a member of the Centre of Robotics Research at King’s College London, doing research towards her PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Description of Research:

The objective of this research is to produce a handheld system for the authentication of packaged counterfeit pharmaceuticals using a radio-frequency technique called Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy (NQR). The non-invasive nature of NQR is important for the inspection of cargos at borders, which requires short inspection durations; thus minimizing associated costs.

Georgia’s research activities include the development of optimized conventional single-frequency NQR techniques using induction coil sensors for the NQR drug “fingerprint” database building, 14N multi-frequency methods, and signal processing.

Research is part of the EU FP7 Project CONPHIRMER.

Research Interests:

  • Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Detection of Counterfeit Medicines/explosives
  • Signal processing
  • Pattern recognition



J. Barras, S. Katsura, H. Sato-Akaba, H. Itozaki, G. Kyriakidou, M. D. Rowe, K. A. Althoefer and J. A. S. Smith, Variable-Pitch Rectangular Cross-section Radiofrequency Coils for the Nitrogen-14 Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Investigation of Sealed Medicines Packets, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2012.