Prof Valeria Nicolosi
Email: nicolov AT tcd.ie
Prof. Nicolosi’s present research interests include atomic-resolution aberration corrected electron microscopy and liquid-phase processing of low dimensional nanomaterials.
Prof. Nicolosi received a BSc with honours in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Catania (Italy) in 2001. In 2006 she received a Ph.D. in Physics in 2006 from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, working under the supervision of Prof. W. J. Blau and Prof. J. N. Coleman. During her PhD she worked on the processing and characterization of MoSI nanowires. After receiving her PhD she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Prof. J. N. Coleman until December 2007. She moved to the University of Oxford in February 2008 as a Marie Curie Fellow, to work in the field of advanced electron microscopy in the group of Prof. Peter Nellist. In April 2008 she was awarded with a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Fellowship. This fellowship provided a total of GBP 800,000 funding for a 5 years period started on March 2009. In Oct 2009 she was elected Departmental Lecturer in Materials and Kurti Fellow at Brasenose College Oxford. In 2011 she was awarded a 1.5M EUR starting grant from the European Research Council to expand her work in processing and advanced characterisation of nanomaterials devoted to the development of novel energy storage devices.
As of 2012 she became an ERC Research Professor at the School of Chemistry and at the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin and a principal investigator with CRANN.