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Mihaela C. Stefan

Associate Professor

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
M. S. Chemistry, Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
Ph.D. Chemistry, , Politehnica Bucharest, Romania

Overview

Dr. Stefan worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Matyjaszewski’s group at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2003. In July 2003 she joined McCullough’s group at Carnegie Mellon University to work on the synthesis of block copolymers containing polythiophenes. Dr. Stefan joined the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2007. She is the recipient of the 2009 she received the NS&M Outstanding Teacher and 2013-2014 UTD President’s Outstanding Teaching Award. She received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from NSF in 2010.

Research Interests

Dr. Stefan’s research interests encompass the synthesis and characterization of organic materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.
The research projects include:
1) Thermoresponsive biocompatible and biodegradable polymers for drug delivery applications
2) Novel catalysts for the ring opening polymerization of lactones
3) Amphiphilic Block Copolymers for micellar drug delivery