Natia R. Anastasi received a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors from the University of Virginia in the USA in 1997 working in the laboratory of Prof. Cassandra L. Fraser and a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University in 2002. At Yale she worked under the supervision of Prof. John F. Hartwig and her PhD thesis described extensive studies on the Borylation of Hydrocarbons, a reaction that is a rare example of hydrocarbon functionalization.
After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison under the supervision of Prof Shannon S. Stahl, where she explored aspects of environmental chemistry, she returned to Cyprus where she has been working in the local industry for the past ten years. She is currently senior chemist at A.N.C. Waterproofing Industries a company that manufactures specialized chemicals for the construction and road construction industries.
Since June 2014, she also serves as External Scientific Consultant at Neapolis University, Pafos. Dr
Anastasi has numerous publications in scientific journals and has served on various committees as
scientific expert both in Cyprus and overseas.