Dr. Maria Stratigaki
Maria Stratigaki focuses on the synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposite materials in a research project of interdisciplinary character that spans across materials science, polymer chemistry, and engineering. For this purpose, meticulously designed mechanofluorophores are integrated into second-phase particles, to be further dispersed into the matrix material, via a tailored synthetic approach. The investigation of the fracture mechanisms via super-resolution fluorescence nanoscopy and the visualization of interfacial phenomena is promising to decipher fundamental relationships between molecular structure and macroscopic mechanical response and further optimize the performance of nanocomposites by establishing novel design principles.
Dr. Maria Stratigaki is part of the RG Göstl.