School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Nina Sinatra is a doctoral candidate in Materials Science & Engineering at Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Working with Kevin (Kit) Parker as part of a MRSEC Seed Project, Nina is designing novel methods to fabricate tough and extensible nanofabrics by utilizing nanoscale fiber architecture to tune macroscale properties. Her research focuses on the intersection between mechanical and chemical properties of polymer nanofibers, using nanofibers as building blocks to develop customizable scaffolds for applications including performance apparel and organs-on-chips. Prior to coming to Harvard, she completed a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, and internships at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. Nina received a B.S. and an M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT and Columbia University, respectively. She has been awarded research fellowships by Harvard and Columbia, and is a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.