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Lola Eniola-Adefeso: new ChE graduate advisor

Newly back from her sabbatical at the University of Chicago, Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso was named graduate program advisor starting fall semester 2014.| Short Read

Newly back from her sabbatical at the University of Chicago, Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso was named graduate program advisor starting fall semester 2014.  Eniola-Adefeso says, “The strength of any graduate program is only as good as the quality of our graduate students—this is one of our key products… A key component to successful recruitment and production of high quality PhDs is ensuring a climate of collegiality, inclusion and diversity. This will be a top priority for me.”  As our PhD enrollments have grown and our research labs are split among various locations, this is a particularly important challenge to address. “I’m ecstatic that Lola has agreed to accept this very important role,” comments department chair Mark Burns. “With her enthusiasm and drive toward excellence, I’m sure she will do an outstanding job guiding our graduate program.”

Eniola-Adefeso joined the department in 2006 after a postdoctoral appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed both her MSE and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in chemical and biomolecular engineering. She received her bachelor’s, also in chemical and biomolecular engineering, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Her research focuses on cell adhesion and drug delivery. Specifically, her group uses the physiological and cellular response to inflammation and corresponding blood hemodynamics to design bio-functionalized particles for targeted drug delivery and imaging. Eniola-Adefeso received a NSF Career Award in 2011 and is a Miller Faculty Scholar

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