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

Contact Information
Anna.pappa@ku.ac.ae

Biography

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.

Dr. Anna-Maria 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.

Dr. Anna-Maria is currently an associate editor of Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Electronics. Her current research interests lie in bio-integrated electronics, using polymeric semiconductors and synthetic biology to develop hierarchically organized biological models for point-of-care sensors.


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

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

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center

Research
Research Interests
  • Bioelectronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Biosensors
  • lab-on-chip

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:

Staff
Nicholas Halfors Dr
Sagar Arya Dr
Students
Deema Islayem Graduate student
Sarah Alkhatib Graduate student
Eman Aljawi Graduate student
Shahd Alshehhi Graduate student
Nazmi Alsaafeen Graduate student
Jawaher Alhammadi Graduate student
Vacancies

Looking for PhD student in DNA microarrays for biosensing applications