Dr. Anna-Maria Pappa
Dr. anna-maria pappa Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering

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Dr. Anna-Maria Pappa is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University and a visiting scholar at Cambridge University. She was previously an Independent Oppenheimer research fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge University and the Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow in Engineering at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

She has a Diploma in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Nanotechnology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). She completed her PhD studies in 2017 (University of Lyon, France) working on bioelectronic devices for healthcare diagnostics. In 2017 she received the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science award for developing an innovative platform that can be used to test the efficacy of newly synthesized antibiotics and in 2019 she was listed on the Innovators under 35 MIT technology review.

She is currently an associate editor of Scientific Report, Frontiers in Electronics and Applied Physics Letters, AIP. Her current research interests lie in bio-integrated electronics based on conducting polymers and 2D materials.

  • 2014: BSc, MSc Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • 2017: PhD in Bioelectronics, University of Lyon
  • 2017-2021: Postdoc, Cambridge University

  • Biotransport Phenomena (BMED331)
  • Human Physiology and Modeling (ISYE360)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Catalysis and Separation
  • Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center

Research Interests
  • Bioelectronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Biosensors

Research Projects

Multiparameter bioelectronic sensors for pathogen / infection detection

Bioelectronic biofilm-on-chip for drug discovery  

takeAbreath: a lab-on-facemask for stress monitoring and intervention

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Stress Monitoring Facemask

3D printed conducting polymer structures: from biodegradable implants to strain sensors

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Nicholas Halfors Dr
Sagar Arya Dr
Deema Islayem Graduate student
Sarah Alkhatib Graduate student
Eman Aljawi Graduate student
Shahd Alshehhi Graduate student
Nazmi Alsaafeen Graduate student
Jawaher Alhammadi Graduate student
Rasha Nasser Graduate Student

Always looking for talented graduate students!