In September 2013 Dr. Silvia Giordani founded the Nano Carbon Materials Research Lab at the Italian Institute of Technology.
Silvia Giordani received a Laurea in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Milan, Italy and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Miami, USA. Supported by Marie Curie Fellowships she studied various aspects of nanotechnology as a post-doctoral fellow at both Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland and the University of Trieste, Italy. She has been awarded the prestigious Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) and from 2007 to 2013 she has been a Research Assistant Professor at TCD where she run an international and interdisciplinary research group. She was awarded the 2012 L’Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland for Women in Science Fellowship and has been a visiting scientist at the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy. 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)andis 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).
In 2012 she applied and received the Habilitation for Full Professor of Organic Chemistry; Models and Methodologies for Chemical Science; Chemical Fundaments of Technologies by the Italian Ministry of Education. In December 2016 she was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin.
Dr. Giordani research interests are on the design, synthesis, and characterization of a range of nanomaterials that are intended for applications in smart and responsive bio-related nanotechnologies. She has authored 90 peer-reviewed publications in International journals from 2001 to date, including Chemistry Society Reviews, Nature Nanotechnology, PNAS, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano and J. Am. Chem. Soc. that collectively have received over 5,000 citations and her results have been highlighted in journals such as Science, Nature, and New Scientist. Dr. Giordani has also presented her work at numerous conferences around the world e.g. in United States, Canada, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and across most of Europe.
List of invited presentations at international research conferences and symposium (last five years):
Research Area and Interests:
Supramolecular Chemistry (design, synthesis and characterization of photoactive molecules for sensing and light-activated delivery and as building blocks of extended supramolecular systems)
Nanoscience (functionalization and characterization of nanomaterials for imaging, sensing, drug delivery, energy)
Toxicity and immunomodulatory properties of carbon nanomaterials
List of Research Publications (last five years)
2012 National habilitation as Full Professor for the area of "Organic Chemisty“for the period starting on 23/11/2013 and ending on 23/12/2019 (Docente di prima fascia)
2012 National habilitation as Full Professor for the area of "Models and Methodologies for Chemical Sciences” for the period starting on 29/1/2014 and ending on 29/1/2020 (Docente di prima fascia)
2012 National habilitation as Full Professor for the area of " Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies” for the period starting on 17/2/2014 and ending on 17/2/2020 (Docente di prima fascia)
2015 Our research highlighted in Methods and Applications in Fluorescence Highlights “Fluorescent labels and probes”
2014 Invited to give a “Women in Science” Masterclass, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
2012 Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award, International Rotary Club
2012 Premio alla professionalita’, Rotary Club, Bergamo Ovest
2012 L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowship For Women in Science, L’Oréal, UNESCO & Royal Society
2012 Leonardo-UGIS award for a young researcher/communicator, Italian National Museum of Science and Technology, Italian Scientific Journalists Union, Federchimica Plastics Europe Italia
2011 Invited contributor to the “Role models for mobility of MCFA women scientists” brochure, Marie Curie Fellows Association
2010 Listed as one of the 10 rising stars, Science Foundation Ireland
2009 Biogenous Ceramics Project Award, Okayama University, Japan
2008 7th R.O.S.A. Award, First price, Canova Club Roma, Italy
2007 President of Ireland Young Researcher Award, Science Foundation Ireland
2007 Invited contributor to the “Marie Curie Success Story” brochure, Irish University Association
2006-07 Marie Curie Re-integration Grant, European Commission
2003–06 Marie Curie Fellowship, European Commission
2004 Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami, Graduate School
2001–04 Robert E. Maytag Fellowship, University of Miami, College of Art and Science
2002 Outstanding Overall Performance in Research-Academics-and Teaching Award
2002 Elected into Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honour Society
2002 Outstanding Senator Award, University of Miami, Graduate Student Association
2002 First Place Graduate Student Research and Creativity Forum, University of Miami
2001 Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami, Graduate School
2001 Achievement in Research Award, University of Miami, School of Chemistry
2001 First Publication Award, University of Miami, School of Chemistry
2001 Best GPA Award, University of Miami, School of Chemistry
1989 Best Student Award (top 5 in all high school), Banca Provinciale di Bergamo, IT
1988, 1989 Selected for the Chemistry Olympiads, Italian Chemical Society