Dr Theoni K. Georgiou (Θεώνη Γεωργίου)

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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. 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”.

She is a member of the MacroGroup UK committee, the Materials Chemistry Division (MCD) Council of the RSC and the European Polymer Federation committee. She is also a member of the editorial advisory board of the European Polymer Journal and Polymer Chemistry.

 

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

TBA (a position will be available for 2019)

PhD STUDENTS

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.

Miss Qian Li

Qian Li obtained her BSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the Wuhan University of Technology, China in 2016. She finished her MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London in 2017 October and she is now undertaking her PhD thesis focusing on thermoresponsive polymers.

Miss Joana Correia (co-supervised with Professor Alexandra Porter)

Joana obtained her BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Middlesex University in 2016, and MSc degree in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine from University College London in 2017. She joined ICL in October 2018 as a PhD student, focusing on biodegradable polymers for gene delivery in cancer treatment applications.

MRes STUDENTS

Mr Bobby Qiu (co-supervised with Professor Alex Porter (PI))

MSc STUDENTS

Miss Danai Paidousi

Miss Linli Yu

Mr Kaiwen Zhang

Undergraduate Students

Miss Kathryn Bailey

Mr Saul Coleman

Visiting Scholars

TBA

Summer Students

TBA