Marina Tsianou

PhD

Marina Tsianou

PhD

Marina Tsianou

PhD

Research Topics

Molecularly engineered materials; self-assembly; interfacial phenomena; controlled crystallization; biomimetics

Contact Information

609 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1191

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mtsianou@buffalo.edu

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Research Interests

  • Systems: networks, gels complex fluids, dispersions, intermolecular complexes, molecular recognition, crystallization, self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, biomimetics, formulations.
  • Materials: polymers (polyelectrolytes, biopolymers, associating polymers, block copolymers), surfactants, biomaterials, supramolecules, dyes, colloidal particles, crystals, cosolvents.
  • Techniques: rheology, small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron (SANS) scattering, static and dynamic light scattering, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, conductivity, vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), surface free energy, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), atomic force microscopy (AFM).
  • Broad impact: products and processes that improve the quality of life (health, environment).

Projects

11/2/17

Organic solvents, potentially harmful to the environment, are often used in the pretreatment and processing of cellulosic biomass. Fundamental information is lacking on the interplay between nano-scale solvent-cellulose interactions and large-scale biomass solvent processing.

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