Sara Rupich, PhD, is an experienced nanoparticle chemist, who studied the synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanoparticles. Before joining Cour, she was the Scientific Officer of the International Institute of Nanotechnology at Northwestern University where she provided scientific oversight and assisted in the development of nanotechnology research, education, and mentoring programs. She oversaw the study design development and implementation of multi-disciplinary research projects in diverse areas including nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, materials synthesis and discovery, nanolithography, and nanoparticle-based immunology.
Sara has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications that appear in top tier scientific journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Materials, and Nature Communications and has presented her work at several national research conferences. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Rochester.