Frosso Seitaridou is an Associate Professor of Physics. She received her B.A. in Physics from Smith College and her B.E. in Materials Science from Dartmouth College, both in 2002. For her graduate studies she went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where she got her M.S. in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2008, both in Applied Physics. Her dissertation was in the area of Biophysics, where she used microfluidic technology to study diffusion in the small-numbers limit and the self-assembly of the 30S ribosomal subunit.
Dr. Seitaridou joined Oxford in the fall of 2008. She is currently teaching introductory physics courses, both calculus and non-calculus based (PHYS 151-152 and PHYS 141-142, respectively,) as well as sophomore-level physics courses on computational modeling (PHYS 212) and modern physics (PHYS 253). Her research focuses on investigating the communication mechanism of bacterial cells within biofilms that are grown inside microfluidics. She has co-authored articles with undergraduate students and collaborators from diverse subfilelds in physics. She has also co-authored a book on diffusion with Dr. Dan Gillespie titled “Simple Brownian Diffusion: An Introduction to the Standard Theoretical Models,” released in October, 2012 by Oxford University Press. She has received recognition from Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma for excellence in teaching.
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr. Seitaridou came to the U.S. in order to pursue her undergraduate and graduate level studies. In her spare time, she enjoys talking about physics, reading, cross-stitching, traditional Greek dancing, and running.
BA| Smith College| 2002
B.Eng| Dartmouth College| 2002
MS| California Institute of Technology (Caltech)| 2004
Ph.D.| California Institute of Technology (Caltech)| 2008
C. Cheng, Y. Dong, M. Dorian, F. Kamili, E. Seitaridou. “Quantifying Biofilm Formation of Sinorhizobium meliloti Bacterial Strains in MIcrofluidic Platforms by Measuring the Diffusion Coefficient of Polystyrene Beads”, Open Journal of Biophysics, Vol. 7, July 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojbiphy.2017.73012.
D. T. Gillespie, E. Seitaridou, C. A. Gillespie. “The Small-Voxel Tracking Algorithm for Simulating Chemical Reactions among Diffusing Molecules”, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 141, December 2014, DOI: 10.1063/1.4903962.