Carina Martínez Narváez

Carina Martínez Narváez is a postdoctoral researcher at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. She earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was mentored by Vivek Sharma. She obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela. Before beginning graduate school, Carina worked in various roles as a process engineer and engineering manager in the oil and gas industry and glass production. Her research interests focus on the rheology and pinching dynamics of multicomponent complex fluids that contain interacting hard or soft condensed dispersants. These fluids are relevant in applications, including personal care products, paints and coatings, and food. Currently, she is exploring the rheology and dynamics of liquid crystalline materials. Carina has received several awards, including poster awards from the American Physical Society, Society of Rheology, and the Adhesive and Sealant conference. Additionally, she was selected as a Padden Award finalist.