Kyprianos was born and raised in the small island of Cyprus where, after finishing school at the age of seventeen (17), he joined the National Guard (Cyprus Army) for two years. In 2005, Kyprianos went to University of Chester to study BSc Criminology. During the three years of his degree, he studied various subjects relating to the understanding of the occurrence of crime.
During the last few months of his MSc, he volunteered with Cleveland Police – Scientific Support Unit and attended various volume crime scenes. The summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011, he also volunteered with Cyprus Police – CID.
Upon completion of his MSc in 2009, he was involved in various projects within Teesside University (3D scanning of footwear impressions, chemical enhancement of fingerprints and enhancement of fingerprints from bags contaminated from decomposing meat). During the academic year 2009 – 2010, Kyprianos had a post as an associate lecturer for the course MSc Forensic Investigation, Teesside University where he demonstrated the use of highly technical equipment, the recovery and packaging of evidence and overlooking students during practical activities.
In January 2011, Kyprianos started his PhD with his research entitled “An Investigation into Fingerprint Enhancement Techniques on Recycled Plastic Materials”. This research is focused on the effects of the chemical composition of plastic bags on the enhancement of finger marks using different chemical enhancement techniques.
He has supervised over 30 students (including 5 ERASMUS, 4 undergraduate and 2 MSc students) for different projects including: fingerprint enhancement, gender determination based on fingerprints, fingerprint patterns in families, footwear impressions and fingerprint enhancement from blood-soaked plastic bags.
Kyprianos is a member of The Fingerprint Society, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification and the International Crime Scene Investigators Association (ICSIA). He has attended a number of conferences in the UK and USA where he presented both oral and poster presentations in relation to his research.
He is currently a Lecturer in Forensic Science at Middlesbrough College and a representative of postgraduate researchers at Teesside University.