Eleftheria Roumeli

Eleftheria Roumeli

Eleftheria Roumeli

Research focus

sustainable materials, biocomposites, novel polymer nanocomposites, mechanics, additive manufacturing

Education

Ph.D. Polymer Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014
M.Sc. Materials Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011
BS.c. Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009

Eleftheria Roumeli joined Materials Science and Engineering last January as an assistant professor. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar at California Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich. In her Ph.D. research, she focused on identifying structure-property relationships in synthetic polymer nanocomposite materials with emphasis on mechanical and thermal properties.

She plans to continue this work at the UW, developing new and sustainable high-performance polymer nanocomposite materials from sustainable resources like plant cells and algae. This new class of nano-bio-composite materials combines green manufacturing with properties such as biodegradability, high strength and stiffness, paving the way to a more sustainable future.