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Theodora Krasia-Christoforou 

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Theodora Krasia-Christoforou is a Professor and the Head of the Polymers/Polymer Processing Laboratories at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus. She received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Cyprus, (1999), a M.Sc. in Chemical Research and Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in the U.K. (2000) and a Dr.Rer.Nat. in Physical Chemistry from the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (University of Potsdam) in Germany (2003). Her research activities are focused among others on the synthesis and characterization of functional organic polymers. She is particularly interested in the preparation and applications of polymer-based nanohybrids and nanocomposites in solution (polymer-stabilized inorganic nanoparticles, organic-inorganic hybrid micelles) and at the solid state (electrospun fibers, 3D-networks, fiber/hydrogel composites).  She has published 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 11 book chapters (8 Invited) on topics related to the fabrication, characterization and applications of functional, polymer-based materials. She has been an active MC member of the COST Action MP1206 “Electrospun nano-fibres for bio-inspired composite materials and innovative industrial applications” and the Chairperson of the ElectrospinCY_2017 International Conference on Electrospinning: From Design and Processing to Advanced Nanomaterials and Applications. Moreover, she participated as a MC member in the COST Action MP1404 SimInhale and as a group member in the COST Action TD1402 “Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia and Indirect Radiation Therapy” RADIOMAG. She serves as a Reviewer in ~50 peer-reviewed journals while she acted as a Guest Editor in Materials, MDPI (Special issue Materials Special Issue „Low-Impact Polymer Nanofibers and Applications”). Furthermore, she secured funding on a National and European level via her participation either as a project coordinator or as a participant in ~20 research projects 
(Group website: https://www.ucy.ac.cy/polymerlab/).