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Dr. Leda Kloudas (also known as Klouda) joined Duquesne in Fall 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Undergraduate Research. Prior to that, she taught and performed research at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital, and Rice University. Dr. Kloudas has degrees in Chemical and Bio-engineering and her doctoral thesis focused on the development of a thermally responsive hydrogel for craniofacial bone tissue engineering. Additionally, her research interests have included the cardiovascular system with emphasis on cell-material interactions and cardiac tissue regeneration.


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, Rice University
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, National Technical University Athens

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering


Dr. Klouda has published 16 journal articles and 3 book chapters. Representative publications can be seen below:

L.Klouda, C.V.C. Bouten, K. Schenke-Layland, The Future of Tissue Engineering, Guest Editorial, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering 6, 2018, p. 3-4

L. Klouda, Thermoresponsive hydrogels in biomedical applications. A seven year update (Invited review article), European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 97, 2015, p. 338

L. Klouda, K.R. Perkins, B.M. Watson, M.C. Hacker, S.J. Bryant, R.M. Raphael, F.K. Kasper, A.G. Mikos, Thermoresponsive, in situ crosslinkable hydrogels based on N-isopropylacrylamide: Fabrication, characterization and mesenchymal stem cell encapsulation, Acta Biomaterialia 7, 2011, p. 1460

L. Klouda, M.C. Hacker, J. D. Kretlow, A.G. Mikos, Cytocompatibility evaluation of amphiphilic, thermally responsive and chemically crosslinkable macromers for in situ forming hydrogels, Biomaterials 30, 2009, p. 4558

L. Klouda, C.M. Vaz, A. Mol, F.P.T. Baaijens, C.V.C. Bouten, Effect of biomimetic conditions on mechanical and structural integrity of PGA/P4HB and electrospun PCL scaffolds, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 19, 2008, p. 1137

BMED 201 Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation I
BMED 440 Biomedical Engineering Capstone I
BMED 441 Biomedical Engineering Capstone II