American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania’s Eleni Katifori

Eleni Katifori, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2021 American Physical Society Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. Dr. Katifori was honored for “the seminal use of physical principles in understanding living transport networks.”

The Katifori group’s research seeks to uncover the physical principles behind the function and development of complex biological flow systems.

Dr. Katifori joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and was promoted to associate professor in 2020. Previously, she was an independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self- Organization in Göttingen, Germany.

Dr. Katifori is a graduate of the University of Athens in Greece. She earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University

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