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Joie N. Marhefka

Research Interests:
Bio-rheology, blood rheology, microfluidics

Professional Background:

  • 2008-present: NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Fellow, Polymers Division, NIST.
  • 2007: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh.

Awards and Honors:

  • NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-present)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Provost’s Development Fund Award (2006-2007)
  • NASA-Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Award (2004)
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Villanova University (2000)
  • Society of Women Engineers Regional Scholarship (1999-2000)


  • Zhao R, Marhefka JN, Shu F, Hund SJ, Kameneva MV, and Antaki JF. Micro-Flow Visualization of Red Blood Cell-Enhanced Platelet Concentration at Sudden Expansion. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2008; 36(7): 1130–1141.
  • Marhefka JN, Marascalco PJ, Chapman TM, Russell AJ, and Kameneva MV. Poly(N-vinylformamide) – A drag-reducing polymer for biomedical applications. Biomacromolecules. 2006; 7:1597-1603.
  • Li Q, Zhang G, Marhefka JN, Kameneva MV, and Liu D. Synthesis of lipopolyhydroxylalkyleneamines for gene delivery. Bioorg Med Chem. 2006; 16:2428–2432.
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NRC Postdoctoral Associate
Polymers Division
Complex Fluids Group


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering, Villanova University, 2000

Phone: 301-975-6736
Fax: 301-975-4924