Anna C. Balazs
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Robert von der Luft Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Anna C. Balazs is the Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Robert von der Luft Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2000-2001 and 2007-2008, she was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College at Oxford University, UK. She received her B.A. in physics at Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral work in the Polymer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. Her research involves developing theoretical and computational models to capture the behavior of polymer blends, nanocomposites, multi-component and multi-phase fluids, and chemo-responsive gels.