- Short Bio
Theoni obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cyprus in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Following her PhD studies she joined Professor Antonios (Tony) Mikos’ group at Rice University in USA. In October 2007 she moved to UK when she was awarded a five year RCUK Fellowship in Colloidal Nanotechnology at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull that lead to a Lectureship in November 2012. In January 2014 she joined Imperial College as a Lecturer where she is now a Professor since 2022.
In 2017 she was awarded the 2016 Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal for “contributions to polymer science which show outstanding promise for the future. She also served as the Macrogroup UK chair from 2019 to 2022. At the moment she is an Associate Editor of the European Polymer Journal.
Her research interests involve synthesis and characterisation of polymers and their evaluation in a variety of applications like drug delivery, gene delivery, tissue engineering etc. She is also interested in the self-assembly of block based copolymers, gels and in stabilising dispersions or particles by using polymeric macrosurfactants. Finally, she has a special interest on thermoresponsive polymers and in particular thermogels.
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