Silvia Giordani is full Professor, Chair of Nanomaterials within the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). Prof. Giordani received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Miami, USA and carried out postdoctoral research at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland and at the University of Trieste, Italy. In 2007 she received the prestigious President of Ireland Young Researcher Award and was a Research Assistant Professor at TCD from 2007 to 2013. Since September 2013 she has been leading the new “Nano Carbon Materials” research lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and in December 2016 she was appointed Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin, Italy. She has served as the thesis/dissertation advisor or mentor to 43 undergraduates, postgraduate and postdoctoral fellows.
Prof. Giordani research interests are on the design, synthesis, and characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials that are intended for applications in smart and responsive bio-related nanotechnologies. She has authored approx. 100 peer-reviewed publications, reviews and book chapters, including Chemistry Society Reviews, Nature Nanotechnology, PNAS, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Small and J. Am. Chem. Soc. that collectively have received over 5,000 citations. Her results have been highlighted in journals such as Science, Nature, and New Scientist. She has presented her work at numerous conferences around the world e.g. in United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and across most of Europe. She was awarded the 2012 L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowship for Women in Science and in 2014 she has been invited to give a “Women in Science” Masterclass at the Royal Irish Academy. In 2018 she was awarded the William Evans Visiting Fellowship from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and is Visiting Scientist to the Bio-Nano Institute at Toyo University (Japan). Since April 2016 she is the Working Group Leader and Management Committee Member for the COST Action CA15107 “Multi‐Functional Nano‐Carbon Composite Materials Network” (MultiComp).