Nataliia Stepina

Nataliia Stepina

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

Corpus Christi College

Short Bio

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technologies from Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. Afterwards I continued to study chemistry and in December 2010 I was awarded a Master’s Degree with Honours. The experimental part of my master thesis was carried out at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany in a Professor Schulte’s group. The topic of thesis was “Modification of carbon nanotubes surface with peroxide oligomers”. Following my interest in nanomaterials and carbon nanotubes I was motivated to do research in this particular field. In 2011 I was awarded a Marie Curie Early Stage Fellowship to carry out a DPhil in Materials Science under Nicole Grobert’s supervision.


My project is a part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “BioTiNet” and my work focuses on biocompatible carbon nanotube/β-Ti alloy nanocomposites. The main aim of my project is to establish a mechanically strong biocompatible CNT/β-Ti alloy composite materials using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method.

Past time

During my university years in the Ukraine I was a member of Youth Civil Organization and University Sport Dancing Team. I also enjoy Argentinean Tango, travelling, a nice food and a good talk.