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Dr Daniela Iacopino

Dr Daniela Iacopino obtained her master degree in Chemistry from Universitá di Pavia (Italy) in 1995 and a PhD in Chemistry from Universitá di Modena (Italy) in 2000. As part of her PhD she spent one year in the chemistry department of University of Birmingham (UK) where she started working on synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles. Between 2000 and 2002 Daniela worked as postdoctoral fellow in the department of Chemistry of University College Dublin on a EU FP6 project (BIOAND) on the biofunctionalisation of Au nanoparticles with DNA for electronic applications. At the end of the project in 2002 Daniela moved to Tyndall (then NMRC) as postdoctoral fellow and spent four years working on template fabrication and characterization of polymer nanowires with enhanced optoelectronic properties. Since 2006 Daniela has been a staff researcher in the Nanotechnology group of the Tyndall National Institute and since 2012 she is a senior researcher leading the Integrated Nanomateirals (INMs) team whose research focus on synthesis and integration of nanostructured materials into devices for sensing and energy storage applications.