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Professor Athina E Markaki

Fellowship Type
College Position
University Position
Professor of Materials & Biomedical Engineering
Diploma (8.6/10) in Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens • PhD in Materials Science, University of Cambridge
Research Interests
Particular research interests within my group include highly porous fibre networks for implants, material–tissue interactions and cell mechano-transduction.
Awards & Prizes
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant • Advanced EPSRC Fellowship • the De Montfort Award at "SET for Britain" (Supporting Britain's Younger Scientists, Engineers & Technologists) National Event (2004) • Young Scientist Prize 2003 for the best oral presentation (5th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conference ESMC-5) • Awards from the State Scholarship Foundation, the Evgenidio Foundation and the Technical Chamber of Greece for academic excellence.
Teaching Interests
My current teaching involves covering the basics of plastic deformation and fracture, referring to the behaviour of metals and ceramics (IA), the elastic behaviour of composites containing fibres which are, in effect, infinitely long (Part IIB) and the design of medical materials for orthopaedic and cardiovascular devices (Part IIA).
Other Interests
Listening to music, travelling, reading books and stamp collection.