<p>Carmen received her MSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from<br />
the University of Cagliari (Italy) in 2012. After an internship at the Scientific Office<br />
of the Italian Embassy in Stockholm (Sweden), she started a PhD in materials<br />
chemistry at the University of Kent (UK).</p>

Personal information and scientific background

Carmen received her MSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from the University of Cagliari (Italy) in 2012. After an internship at the Scientific Office of the Italian Embassy in Stockholm (Sweden), she started a PhD in materials chemistry at the University of Kent (UK) under the supervision of Dr Alison Edwards and Dr Andrew Hall. Her PhD thesis focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of small sugar amphiphiles as building blocks for hydrogels with potential applications in cell culture, drug delivery and wound healing. Carmen was awarded her PhD in July 2016 and joined the Lab of Professor Wim De Borggraeve in September 2016. Her current research focuses on the synthesis of novel rheology modifiers.

Expertise

  1. Materials chemistry
  2. Hydrogels
  3. Low molecular weight gelators

Strengths

  1. Creativity
  2. Adaptability
  3. Communication

Role in the project

Synthesis of novel rheology modifiers.