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.
In her role as the BioPACIFIC MIP User Coordinator, Eleni is responsible for the User Program’s leadership, management, and development. Eleni serves as the point of contact for users coming to BioPACIFIC MIP, helping to recruit new users, connecting users to the MIP resources, and reporting and highlighting the products of their research at BioPACIFIC MIP to the NSF.