Athina Anastasaki completed her PhD studies at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Professor Dave Haddleton and received the Jon Weaver Award for the best PhD thesis in Polymer Chemistry in the United Kingdom. She then commenced a Monash-Warwick post-doctoral appointment between Monash University (with Professor Tom Davis) and the University of Warwick (with Professor Haddleton). In 2016, she was awarded an Elings fellowship and a Global Marie Curie Fellowship to conduct research at the University of California in Santa Barbara working alongside Professor Craig Hawker. She is now an Assistant Professor at the Materials Department of ETH Zurich and has published 100 peer-reviewed articles and she recently received the 2020 Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award and an ERC Starting Grant. Her research focuses on controlled radical polymerization, self-assembly of polymeric materials, polymerization mechanisms and complex materials of different dispersities and architectures. You can follow her on Twitter @AthinaAnastasa1.
Athina’s favourite Polymer Chemistry articles
Here are four publications that Athina has chosen as her favourite recent articles in Polymer Chemistry.
Sustainable thermoplastic elastomers produced via cationic RAFT polymerization
Scott Spring, Red Smith-Sweetser, Stephanie Rosenbloom, Renee Sifri and Brett Fors
Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 1097-1104
Thermoresponsive dynamic BAB block copolymer networks synthesized by aqueous PISA in one-pot
Pauline Biais, Marie Engel, Olivier Colombani, Taco Nicolai, François Stoffelbach and Jutta Rieger
Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 1040-1049
Diselenide–yne polymerization for multifunctional selenium-containing hyperbranched polymers
Xiaofang Lin, Sisi Chen, Weihong Lu, Ming Liu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Jian Zhu and Xiangqiang Pan
Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 3383-3390
The block copolymer shuffle in size exclusion chromatography: the intrinsic problem with using elugrams to determine chain extension success
Kai Philipps, Tanja Junkers and Jasper Michels
Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 2522-2531
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