Rosa Espinosa-Marzal is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environment Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was previously a Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich (Switzerland, 2009-2013), a German Science Foundation Research Fellow, Princeton University (2007-2009), and a postdoctoral researcher at Hamburg University of Technology (2005-2007). She received her M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Engineering/Material Science from Hamburg University of Technology, Germany in 2004.
Some of her groups current research projects include:
- Nanoconfinement of Liquids and Thin Films: structure and rheological behavior
- Molecular Lubrication Mechanisms (e.g. molecular liquids, polymer brushes, surfactants, hydrogels and biointerfaces)
- Adhesive and friction characteristics of 2D materials in aqueous environment
- The diffuse and Stern layer of electrolytes (e.g. ionic liquids)
- Mechano-chemical and physico-chemical processes at the mineral-solution interface
- Surface Functionalization (e.g. biomimetic films)
To read more about Dr. Espinosa-Marzal’s research, visit her research page here.