Dr Theoni K. Georgiou (Θεώνη Γεωργίου)
Theoni obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cyprus in 2001, followed by a PhD in 2006 in Polymer Chemistry entitled “Star polymers for gene delivery and star-based polymeric networks” under the supervision of Professor Costas Patrickios. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Antonios G. Mikos at the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University in the USA. She worked on “Polymeric materials for tissue engineering” and on “Degradable polymers for gene delivery”. In October 2007, after she was awarded an RCUK Academic Fellowship, she moved to the UK to join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull. In January 2014 she joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College as a Lecturer and in September 2016 she was promoted to a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). 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”.
Dr Anna Li Volsi (co-supervised with Professor Julian Jones).
Anna obtained a MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from University of Palermo in 2013. In February 2017 she was awarded the PhD in Molecular and Biomolecular Science at University of Palermo under the supervision of Professor Gaetano Giammona, after completing a thesis on “Polymer-coated gold nanoparticles for cancer imaging and therapy”. In March 2017, after she was awarded a MIUR fellowship, she moved to the UK to join Professor Giuseppe Battaglia’s group at the Department of Chemistry at University College London. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the synthesis of well-defined copolymers for the production of hybrid polymer-glass materials for tissue engineering, under the supervision of Dr Theoni K. Georgiou (in collaboration with Professor Julian Jones).
Mr Dean Carroll (co-supervised with Professor Natalie Stingelin)
Dean graduated with an MChem degree from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull. He joined ICL as a PhD student in October 2015. He is currently working on several projects on advancing Group Transfer Polymerisation.
Miss Anna Constantinou
Anna obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cyprus in 2014 and an MSc in Advanced Materials in 2015 from the Department of Materials at Imperial College. Her Master thesis was entitled "Thermo-responsive Gels based on ABC triblock copolymers: Effect of composition and hydrophobicity" and won jointly the 2015 AWE William Penney Prize. She is currently doing a PhD in Polymer Chemistry with emphasis again on thermoresponsive polymers.
Miss Birsen Somuncuoglu
Birsen obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Hull and an MSc from the Department of Chemistry at University of Warwick. She joined ICL in January 2017 for her PhD studies and she is currently working on fabricating particles using emulsion templating.
Mr Xinmo Zhang
Xinmo obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Xiamen University in 2015 and and MSC in Advance Chemical Engineering in 2016 from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College. He is currently doing a PhD in polymer chemistry with emphasis on the self-assembly of block copolymers.
Mr Lee (William) Yu (co-supervised with Professor Julian Jones)
William obtained his BASc in Materials Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He finished his MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London in 2017 October, and is now doing his PhD at Imperial College focusing on nanoparticles for cancer-treatment applications.
Mr Bailin Feng (co-supervised with Professor Alexandra Porter)
Bailin obtained a BSc degree in Polymer from the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Sichuan University in 2016 and MSc degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 2017 from the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. He joined ICL in January 2018 and he is currently doing a PhD in polymer chemistry about polymersome formulations.