Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, March 2008- present.


Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 2005 – 2008. Advisor: Prof. Robert J. Hamers.


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of South Carolina, South Carolina (USA) 2005. Advisor: Prof. Michael L. Myrick.


Laurea (B.Sc.) in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Trieste (Trieste, Italy), 1998. Advisor: Prof. Gilberto Vlaic.



Awards and Honors


Nominated for the Graduate Student Liaison Committee Outstanding Mentor Award, May 2007.

Guy Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Chemistry & Biochemistry for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student, April 6, 2005.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, awarded by NSF (National Science Foundation), August 2001-August 2004.

Joseph B. Bouknight Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, awarded by the University of South Carolina, Spring 2001 and Fall 2000.

Peyton Teague Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the University of South Carolina August 2000.

Dean’s Fellowship, awarded by the University of South Carolina, August 2000.