Eleni Papananou earned her B.S. degree in Physics from University of Crete in 2005, her MSc in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008 and her PhD in Chemistry from University of Crete in 2017. For her graduate research she studied polymer structure and dynamics under confinement in polymer nanocomposites. During her postdoc, in the Segalman group at UCSB, she focused on polymer functionalization to improve thin film adhesive properties as well as achieve selective deposition of films for the semiconductor industry. Eleni is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Read de Alaniz group. Eleni will join the BioPACIFIC MIP in Fall 2021, as a User Coordinator, to lead BioPACIFIC MIP's User Program.