Dr. Marina Tsianou, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dr. Marina Tsianou received her diploma from the National Technical University of Athens Greece in chemical engineering in 1990. She began her graduate education at Tufts University where she completed her Master’s degree in chemical engineering, and then in 2000 received her Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden in chemistry. In 2001 Dr. Tsianou accepted a position as a postdoctoral research associate in the biological and chemical engineering department. In 2003 she became an assistant research professor and principal research scientist, and in 2007 a full assistant professor. Dr. Tsianou’s research interests cover a variety of colloidal systems that apply different materials, and use analytical and instrumental characterization techniques that work toward improving the quality of health and the environment. Some of these systems include dispersions, molecular recognition, self-assembly, biomineralization, crystallization, and interfacial phenomena. In these systems Dr. Tsianou’s lab uses a variety of polymer materials as well as surfactants, biomaterials, crystals, colloidal particles and cosolvents.