Sarah Petrosko

Associate Director, International Institute for Nanotechnology; Research Professor, Department of Chemistry

Sarah earned two B.S. degrees (chemistry and physics) from the University of Florida in 2002, and her Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern in 2009. After a two-year stint as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials under the guidance of Dr. Tijana Rajh, Sarah came on board at the IIN. Since 2011, she has used her strong organizational and administrative skills in conjunction with her broad scientific knowledge in nanoscience and technology, chemistry, and materials science to help drive IIN missions forward. Sarah has published over 35 articles and book chapters, including ones that focus on how traditional chemistry concepts can be viewed through the lens of modern nanotechnology research, and authored numerous patents. Sarah and her husband have two young sons and three backyard hens. She enjoys taking her kids to museums and reading aloud to them, getting her steps in and doing the Peloton app, and listening to and reading non-fiction.