Eugenia KharlampievaAssociate Professor; principal investigator, Kharlampieva Research Group
Chemistry Building 272
(205) 934-0974

Research and Teaching Interests: Polymer Chemistry, Stimuli-responsive Materials, Functional Surfaces, Bionanotechnology, Drug Delivery, Regenerative Medicine

Office Hours: By appointment

  • BS/MS, Chelyabinsk State University, Russia, Organic Chemistry
  • MS, Chelyabinsk State University, Russia, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
  • PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology, Polymer Chemistry

Eugenia Kharlampieva is a polymer and materials chemist with research interests in the design and synthesis of polymeric materials for biomedical applications. She received her PhD in Polymer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology and postdoctoral training in Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She joined UAB in 2010.

Kharlampieva Research Group

Dr. Kharlampieva has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, four book chapters, and six patents. She was awarded funding through the NSF CAREER program in 2014, which supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research. She is an Executive Committee member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, SHUG (SNS and HFIR User Group). She also serves on an Advisory Committee in Neutron Scattering at Oak Ridge National lab, UT/ORNL DOE EPSCoR, and at the Editorial Board of Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques.

The Kharlampieva research program centers at the intersection of polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and biomedical science. Her group focuses on design and synthesis of polymeric materials for therapeutic applications, including controlled delivery and regenerative medicine. Her particular interest is in the use of polymer chemistry and surface engineering to develop nanothin coatings for cellular encapsulation and nano- and micro-particles for targeted drug delivery.

The Kharlampieva group environment is team-oriented and highly interdisciplinary. It provides the opportunity for students and postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, materials, and the pharmaceutical sciences. The group is actively engaged in collaborative partnerships across campus, including the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Engineering, and Public Health, and with the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Diabetes Research Center, and the Center for Biophysical Sciences & Engineering, as well as with other universities and national labs.
  • CH 480/580/680/780: Polymer Chemistry I
  • CH 480L/580L/680L/780L: Polymer Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CH 481/581/681/781: Polymer Chemistry II
  • CH 481L/581L/681L/781L: Polymer Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CH 483/583/683/783: Chemistry of Polymeric Materials I
  • CH 484/584/684/784: Chemistry of Polymeric Materials II
  • Xue, B.; Kozlovskaya, V.; Liu, F.; Chen, J.; Campos-Gomez, J.; Saeed, M.; Kharlampieva, E. Intracellular Degradable Hydrogel Cubes and Spheres for Anti-cancer Drug Delivery. ACS Applied Mater. & Interfaces 2015, 7(24), 13633-44
  • Kozlovskaya, V.; Xue, B.; Lei, W.; Padgett, L. E.; Tse, H. M.; Kharlampieva, E. Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers of Tannic Acid as Mediators of T cell Immunity. Adv. Healthcare Mater 2015, 4(5), 686-94
  • Kozlovskaya, V; Alexander, J.; Wang, Y.; Kuncewicz, T.; Liu, X.; Godin, B.; Kharlampieva, E. Internalization of Red Blood Cell-mimicking Hydrogel Capsules with pH-triggered Shape Responses. ACS Nano 2014, 8(6), 5725-37.
  • Kozlovskaya, V.; Chen, J.; Tedjo, C.; Liang, X.; Campos-Gomez, J.; Oh, J.; Saeed, M.; Lungu, C. T.; Kharlampieva, E. pH-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes for Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells. J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 2494-507 (Emerging Investigators themed issue).
  • Chen, J.; Kozlovskaya, V.; Goins, A.; Campos-Gomez, J.; Saeed, M.; Kharlampieva, E. Biocompatible Shaped Particles from Dried Multilayer Polymer Capsules. Biomacromolecules 2013, 14(11), 3830-41.
  • Kozlovskaya, O.; Zavgorodnya, Y.; Wang, J.; Ankner, F.; Kharlampieva, E. Tailoring Architecture of Nanothin Hydrogels: Effect of Layering on pH-triggered Swelling. ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 226-29.
  • Liang, X.; Kozlovskaya, V.; Chen, Y.; Zavgorodnya, O.; Kharlampieva, E. Thermosensitive Multilayer Hydrogels of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) as Nanothin Films and Shaped Capsules. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 3707-19
  • Kozlovskaya, V.; Zavgorodnya, O.; Chen, Y.; Ellis, K.; Tse, H. M.; Cui, W.; Thompson, J. A.; Kharlampieva, E. Ultrathin Polymeric Coatings Based on Hydrogen-bonded Polyphenol for Protection of Pancreatic Islet Cells. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22(16), 3389-98.
  • Kozlovskaya, V.; Higgins, W.; Chen, J.; Kharlampieva, E. Switching Shape of Layer-by-layer Hydrogel Microcontainers. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47(29), 8352-54.
  • President, Sigma Xi, UAB Chapter, 2015-present
  • NSF CAREER, 2014
  • Emerging Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014
  • Executive Committee, Oak Ridge National Lab, SHUG (SNS and HFIR User Group), 2010-current
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques, 2010-2014
  • NSF-ICMR (National Science Foundation International Center for Materials Research) Apprentice
  • Science Reporter Award, 2010
  • ICNS-09 Young Investigator Grant, Oak Ridge, TN, 2009
  • Scholar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/SNS, Oak Ridge, TN, 2007
  • Scholar, Imaging and Neutrons Workshop, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, 2006
  • Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2003