ESAM Welcomes Two Faculty

Professor Niall Mangan received a Ph.D. in Systems Biology from Harvard University. She was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Photovoltaics Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an Acting Assistant Professor  at University of Washington, and a Research Consultant at the Institute for Disease Modeling. She joined the Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics faculty as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in January 2018. Mangan’s research interests are in bio-network modeling, semiconductor physics, alternative energy production, and model selection. She is a member of the new NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology.

Professor Petia M. Vlahovska received a PhD in chemical engineering from Yale and a MS in chemistry from Sofia University, Bulgaria. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Membrane Biophysics Lab at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. She spent ten years on the faculty at Dartmouth College and Brown University before joining the Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics faculty at Northwestern University in September 2017. Her research interests are in fluid dynamics, membrane biophysics, and soft matter. Dr. Vlahovska is the recipient of NSF Career Award, the David Crighton Fellowship from DAMPT, University of Cambridge (UK), and a Humboldt Fellowship