Theoni K. Georgiou

The University of Hull, United Kingdom

Theoni K. Georgiou obtained a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, in 2001, followed by a Ph.D. degree in 2006 in polymer chemistry entitled “Star polymers for gene delivery and star-based polymeric networks.” She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Antonios G. Mikos at the Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA. She worked on polymeric materials for tissue engineering and on degradable polymers for gene delivery. In 2007, she was awarded an RCUK Academic Fellowship and joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull, Hull, UK. She is now a Lecturer in the same department. Georgiou’s research interests involve the synthesis and characterization of well-defined polymers using living and/or controlled polymerization techniques and the engineering of polymeric materials for bioapplications like tissue engineering and drug and gene delivery. Furthermore, she is interested in the phase separation of polymer solutions and in fabricating polymeric macrosurfactants for stabilizing emulsions. She is a Committee Member of the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS).

Biography Updated on 18 November 2013

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