As the User Coordinator, Eleni is tasked with leading the user program by: (1) driving the recruitment of a diverse community of external users through both remote and in-person marketing activities, (2) connecting potential users to appropriate BioPACIFIC MIP technical staff or Senior Participants to facilitate scoping discussions and proposal development, (3) coordinating visits by external researchers, (4) working with the education leads to coordinate user education and training activities, and (5) highlighting key achievements from the BioPACIFIC MIP user community resulting from utilization of the Platform.
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 joins the BioPACIFIC MIP in July 2021, as a User Coordinator, to lead BioPACIFIC MIP's User Program.