Kyriaki Kalaitzidou

Kyriaki Kalaitzidou

Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
IMat Initiative Lead | Circularity of Biopolymers

Kalaitzidou joined Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in November of 2007. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. She obtained her Ph.D. in manufacturing and characterization of polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) from Michigan State University and worked as a post-doctoral researcher on mechanics of soft materials in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was promoted to professor in 2019 and was also named a Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Professor in the same year. In November 2019 Kalaitzidou was named the Associate Chair for Faculty Development.


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MARC Building Room 38

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    George W. Woodruff School Mechanical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Biobased Materials
  • Biochemicals
  • Biorefining
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Pulp Paper Packaging & Tissue
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Additional Research:

    Additive/Advanced Manufacturing; multifunctional materials; Nanocomposites; Polymers; Surfaces and Interfaces; Manufacturing; Mechanics of Materials; Biomaterials

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