Espinosa-Marzal named Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar
Associate professor Rosa Espinosa-Marzal has been named a Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar. The recognition is given to faculty members who, at a relatively early stage in their careers, are excelling in their contributions to the University of Illinois.
Espinosa-Marzal’s research focuses focuses on advancing the science and engineering of interfaces; creating new knowledge, models and design principles that enable control of tribological performance; and pushing forward the science and engineering of biologically mediated and biomimetic mineralization to create functional nanocomposites. She has been recognized with several research honors including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Center for Advanced Study Associate and National Center for Supercomputing Applications Fellow.
Espinosa-Marzal joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2013, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on topics including environmental engineering physical principles, surface science principles and issues affecting solid and hazardous waste management. She holds a Ph.D. in engineering/materials (Institute of Materials, Physics and Chemistry of Buildings, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, 2004), and a BEng. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain).