Ekaterina V. Skorb received her Ph.D in physical chemistry (2008) from Belarusian State University. Subsequently, she was postdoc and Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG) with Prof. Helmuth Möhwald. From 2013 she has been working with Prof. Peter Fratzl (MPIKG) as an Independent Researcher. She was a Visiting Scholar in Harvard in Prof. George Whitesides group (2016-2017). From 2017 she is a Full Professor at ITMO University leading a group of Infochemistry for Self-Adaptive Materials at SCAMT. Her current research interests are nonlinearity solids' engineering; spatiotemporal control of ion concentration gradients in dissipative systems for soft matter actuation and dynamic control of cell behavior.