Dr Silvia Giordani
Email: giordans AT tcd.ie
Dr. Giordani’s research team is working on the design, synthesis, and characterisation of a range of carbon-based nanomaterials that are intended for applications in smart and responsive bio-related nanotechnologies. To date, Dr. Giordani has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications that collectively have received over 1,500 citations and her results have been highlighted in journals such as Science, Nature, and New Scientist.
Dr. Silvia Giordani received a Laurea in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Milan and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Miami. Supported by a Marie Curie Fellowship she then began to study various aspects of nanotechnology as a post-doctoral fellow at both TCD and the University of Trieste. Dr. Giordani’s independent career was launched in 2007, when she won the prestigious Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) for a research proposal entitled “Functionalizing Nanotubes with Molecular Switches for Smart and Sensitive Devices”. Since 2007 she has been a research lecturer in the TCD School of Chemistry and she is also an Investigator in the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) where she is running an international and interdisciplinary research group which currently includes two postgraduate students, two postdoctoral fellows and one research assistant.