Principal Investigator

Andrea S. Carlini completed her B.S. in Chemistry (2012) and B.S. in Biological Sciences (2012) at Virginia Tech. She continued to earn both her M.S. (2014) and Ph.D. (2018) in Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego under the guidance of Prof. Nathan C. Gianneschi. Her doctoral thesis work on “Dynamic Biosynthetic Polymers for Myocardial Tissue Engineering” was supported by an NSF GRFP Fellowship. In 2019, she joined Prof. John A. Rogers’ research group as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB). Her research involved the development of wearable thermal flow sensors, conductive elastomers, and microfluidic devices. Andrea joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Materials in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2022.

Andrea S. Carlini, Ph.D.

Professional Appointments

2022-present

2019-2022

Postdoctoral Scholar

Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB)

Northwestern University

Education

2018

Ph.D. Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of California San Diego

2014

M.S. Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of California San Diego

2012

B.S. Chemistry

Virginia Tech

2012

B.S. Biological Sciences

Virginia Tech

Selected Awards and Honors

2021

Award for “Best Overall Project and Best Progress” in midterm review for 2020 QSIB Opportunity Grant

2020

Grantee, QSIB Opportunity Grant (awarded for two research projects)

2019

Host, Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) program for under-represented students in STEM

2019

Rising Stars of SQI Nominated Lecturer, Lurie Biomedical Research Building, Northwestern University

2018

SQI Gallery Award, permanent installation of featured research data at Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

2017

Discussion Leader, Polymers Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), Mount Holyoke

2017

Future Faculty Workshop: The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials, Case Western Reserve University

2017

Co-Chair, UC Chemical Symposium (UCCS), UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

2015

Chemistry Department selected candidate for Graduate Student Panel with NSF Director

2014-2018

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

2013-2016

Graduate Student Leader, SPARK Science at UCSD

2011-2012

Imerys North America Scholarship Program

2011

Chemistry Department Outstanding Scholar Award

2008-2012

University Honors and Deans's List with Distinction, Virginia Tech

I use nature as my endless source of inspiration. Outside of lab, my favorite activities are hiking, backpacking, acrylic painting, bouldering, and bicycling.