Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, (2001)
- Heterogeneous Lipid Bilayers
- Drug Delivery/Nanobiomaterials
- Targeted Chemotherapy
- Alpha-Particle Therapy
Prof. Sofou’s research interests revolve around fundamental studies of lipid bilayers, with applications to drug delivery. She harnesses intermolecular and interfacial interactions of self-assembling materials in a biological setting, and, combining this knowledge with engineering principles, she designs successful devices to promote human health. Translational research on testing and optimization of these devices, as both diagnostics and therapeutics for medical applications, are her special interest.