Patricia is a Visiting Scholar conducting postdoctoral research at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, after winning the Bodossaki Scholarship for Research. Her research focuses on the development of a novel biotechnological platform for removing heavy metals and drugs from water. She graduated from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (NTUA), in 2011, and she holds a PhD on water reuse and recycling from the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA (2017). She has valuable research experience from numerous EU-funded research projects mainly focusing on integrated water resources management, water purification and wastewater treatment and reuse. She likes collaborating and building relationships with people of different nationalities and disciplines, while she enjoys communicating science to the general public. She is the co-president of the MIT Water Club. Furthermore, she loves water skiing and year-round swimming.