Eleni Katifori, Ph.D.

Standing Faculty, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Katifori obtained her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University, followed by a fellowship at the Center for Studies in Physics and Biology at Rockefeller University in New York. In 2012, she started a position as an independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Goettingen, and in 2015 she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Katifori is a recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, an NSF Career Award, the APS DSOFT Early Career Award and is a Simons Investigator in the Mathematical Modelling of Living Systems. Her research interests are primarily theoretical and span broad areas, such as soft matter physics with a focus on biologically inspired physics, biological transport networks and thin shell elasticity.

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