Eugenia Vasileiadou

Postdoctoral Scientist
University of California, Los Angeles

Northwestern University – Ph.D. in Chemistry

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) – B.S. in Chemistry

Dr. Eugenia Vasileiadou is a postdoctoral scientist in the Caram group at UCLA. Her research interests are centered on the rational synthetic design and structure-property relationships of inorganic (nano)materials for renewable energy applications such as solar cells, LEDs and batteries. Dr. Vasileiadou received her Ph.D. in materials chemistry from Northwestern University under the direction of Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis where she worked on the design of novel, hybrid halide perovskites for optoelectronic applications. During her Ph.D., she also held leadership roles with the Northwestern Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching, designing inclusive curricula for STEM instructors and conducting pedagogical research on teaching assistants’ instruction of Chemistry. Dr. Vasileiadou completed her secondary education in Greece and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). Part of her undergraduate research at AUTh was in Archaeological Materials Chemistry and Archaeometry, studying the use of non-destructive analytical techniques for the elemental characterization of ancient antiquities.

Get to know Eugenia Vasileiadou

What are you most proud of in your work or life?

Receiving my Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry and simultaneously working to create equitable environments to tangibly support diversity in STEM academia.

What are your passions and hobbies?

Theater (especially Ancient Greek tragedies and modern musicals), traveling to learn about different cultures and languages, running and cooking Greek cuisine.

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

Our success expands when we are willing to help others achieve theirs.

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