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Dr. Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis has been named chair of the chemistry department at S&T. Her appointment began July 1.
Sotiriou-Leventis’ research interests include nanotechnology, synthesis of new organic materials including aerogels, physical organic chemistry as well as supramolecular chemistry.
Before joining S&T, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern University and Harvard University. She worked for two years at Ciba Corning Diagnostics before joining the university as an adjunct professor in 1994. She was named an assistant professor in 1995, associate professor in 2001 full professor in 2005.
She earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Michigan State University in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1982.