"A sustainable environment needs interdisciplinary education and research."
Rosa Espinosa-Marzal holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, 1997), and a Ph.D. in engineering/materials science (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, 2004). Dr. Espinosa-Marzal joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in September 2013, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in environmental engineering and in materials, with an emphasis on colloidal and interfacial science, surface functionalization and materials science.
Dr. Espinosa-Marzal is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prior to joining Illinois, Dr. Espinosa-Marzal was a Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Dr. Espinosa-Marzal is the recipient of a research grant to promote highly qualified young postdoctoral researchers given by the German Research Foundation. She was a research fellow at Princeton University at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2007 to 2009 and before, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Materials, Physics and Chemistry of Building Materials, at Hamburg University of Technology. Dr. Espinosa-Marzal was also awarded a DAAD fellowship.