Meredith (Mia) A. Borden
Mia grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts where she developed a love of ice cream and a passion for Boston sports. Mia attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she received her B.A. in Chemistry in 2013. While at Carleton, Mia conducted research with Professor Steve Drew on the design of Pt-based extended linear chain materials to detect benzene gas. After graduation, Mia spent two years working as a research technician in Dr. Daniel Gottschling's laboratory at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center studying cellular aging. Mia completed her PhD at Princeton University working with Prof. Abby Doyle where she developed asymmetric reductive cross-coupling methodologies. Currently, Mia is a postdoctoral researcher at UNC Chapel Hill in the Leibfarth group working to develop new approaches to 3D printing. Outside of chemistry, Mia enjoys baking, yoga, taking long walks with her dog, Luna, and petting her cat, Bpy.
Selected Awards and Honors:
Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Future Faculty Awardee (2022)
Princeton Teaching Transcript Recipient (2020)
Ted Taylor Fellowship (2017–2018)
Pickering Teaching Award (2017)