Prof. Silvia Giordani received the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award on December 17th in Bergamo, Italy.
Silvia Giordani receiving the price from Roberto Sestini
Prof. Silvia Giordani was invited speaker at the Molecular Devices symposium, held at Queen’s University of Belfast on 14th December.
Symposium speakers. From left: Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson (Trinity College Dublin),
Prof. Silvia Giordani was invited by the European Commission to be a keynote speaker at Destination Europe, a forum for leading European research organisations, funders and industry, to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The event, which ran from the 6-7th December, was held in San Francisco (US) and included a REA-organised session called "Marie Curie Actions: your research career in Europe".LINKS:   European Commission WebPage
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Prof. Silvia Giordani received the LEONARDO UGIS award for a young researcher/communicator on December 3rd in Milan, Italy. The prestigious prize, intended to recognise both outstanding scientific achievements and excellent communication skills of young researchers, is awarded by the Italian National Museum of Science and Technology, the Italian Scientific Journalists Union – the 'Unione Giornalisti Italiani Scientifici' (UGIS) and Federchimica – PlasticsEurope Italia.
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Jury and winners. From left: Alberto Pieri, Fabiola Gianotti, Silvia Giordani, Fiorenzo Galli,
Prof. Silvia Giordani received the ROTARY Premio alla professionalita’ on November 19th in Bergamo, Italy.
Silvia Giordani receiving the price from Cristina Moro and Marco Milanesi
Prof. Silvia Giordani was an invited speaker at the 19th National Youth Orientation Day, organized by Confindustria, held in Florence, Italy on 16 November 2012. The event was coordinated by Riccardo Luna, who entertained the public, composed of approx 1,000 high school students, with an interactive program. The event was followed in live streaming.   Link to Webpage
Prof. Silvia Giordani was a keynote speaker at the Policy dialogue workshop – Exchange and Capacity Building Measures, organized by the European Commission, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-24 October 2012.   Link to Webpage
Prof. Silvia Giordani was an invited guest at the Italian National TV Program: "Alle falde del Kilimangiaro" on Sunday 14th October on RAI 3. Link to Webpage
Prof. Silvia Giordani was a Keynote speaker at the Intel Ireland Research Conference 2012, held at Croke Park in Dublin, from 3-4 October 2012.   Link to Webpage
Prof. Silvia Giordani was an invited speaker at the Nanoweek Conference 2012, Nanoscience Excellence with Impact, held at CRANN in Dublin, from 17-18 September 2012.   Link to Webpage
Welcome to Gary Hudson who joins the SG group for his final year undergraduate research project.
Congratulations to Dr. Manuel Natali on getting a job at Intel!
Congratulations to Stephanie Moffitt (research summer student in SG group in 2010) who is awarded a full tuition scholarship for her PhD in material science and engineering at Nortwestern University!   Link
Prof. Silvia Giordani was a Keynote speaker at the NanoteC12 Conference, Carbon Nanoscience and Nanotechnology conference, held at University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, from 29 August to 1 September 2012.   Link to Webpage
Summer Student Simona Morochnik wins prize for best poster at the SURE poster competition. Simona, an undergraduate student at the University of California – Santa Barbara in the United States (UCSB), joined the group of Prof. Silvia Giordani at the School of Chemistry during the summer months under the sponsorship of the SURE programme (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience). Simona, who originally comes from Los Angeles, CA is a bright third year student at UCSB where she is finishing her degree in Biology. She worked for 10 weeks together with postdoctoral fellow Ilaria Biondi on a project aimed at functionalising the surface of carbon nano-onions with a spiropyran derivative. Her results were presented at the SURE poster competition on August 22, where she was awarded the first prize for her presentation. Congratulations Simona!!!
Simona Morochnik receiving the prize from Prof. Charles Patterson (left).
Prof. Silvia Giordani has been interviewed by the Irish Times. Link to website.
ESOF 2012 was held in Dublin's convention centre from the 11th - 15th of July. ESOF is Europe's largest general science meeting and is held every two years in a leading Europe city. Prof. Giordani was an invited speacker at the Careers Section of the event "Engaging in a researcher's career in the 21st century" on the 12th of July and "Role models for mobility: portraits of women from the Marie Curie Fellowship Association" on the 13th of July. In her talks she shared her experience as a Marie Curie Fellow, as a woman in science and as a mentor for young students. She invited Charlotte Borra from the high school "Natta" in Bergamo (Italy) to talk about her passion in science and about her research as part of the Mentoring Juniors Project, designed and coordinated by Silvia Giordani.
Charlotte Borra and Prof. Silvia Giordani at the Conference Centre
Prof. Silvia Giordani spoke on Morning Ireland and
Mooney Goes Wild about her research into "smart medicines", the 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland Women in Science Fellowship and careers for women in science.
Welcome to Ilaria Biondi who joins the SG group as a Postdoc.
Silvia Giordani Wins 2012 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship
The eight finalists, short-listed from 229 applicants, were interviewed on 28 June at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London by a panel of eminent scientists.
The judging panel comprised:
The four 2012 winners were announced on the evening of the 28th of June at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.
Welcome to Simona Morochnik who joins the SG group as a Visiting Undergraduate on the SURE program.
Welcome to Associate Professor Gagik Shmavonyan who joins the Giordani’s group as visiting Professor for three months to work on a project "Characterization of graphene and graphene based materials by Raman Spectroscopy /AFM" supported by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology STSM exchange, COST Action MP0901 "Designing Novel Materials for Nanodevices - from Theory to Practice (NanoTP)".
Prof. Silvia Giordani has been interviewed by Corriere della Sera. Link to website.
Congratulations to Dania who wins the prize for the Best Paper (postgrad) at the CRANN Quaterly.
Movia D., Prina Mello A., Bazou D., Volkov Y. and Giordani S. “Integration of 3D Cellular Models in the Toxicity Screening of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” ACS Nano 2011, 5, 9278–9290
Congratulations to Dr. Dania Movia who is awarded a PhD in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (third graduate from group SG).
Congratulations to Dr. Elisa Del Canto on getting a job at Intel!
Congratulations to Dr. Elisa Del Canto who is awarded a PhD in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (second graduate from group SG).
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Last updated: January 31, 2013