Prof. Valeria Nicolosi received a BSc (honours) in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Catania (Italy) in 2001. In 2006 she received a Ph.D. in Physics from Trinity College Dublin.
After her PhD she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in TCD 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 with Prof. Peter Nellist. In April 2008 she was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Fellowship. In Oct 2009 she was elected Kurti Fellow at Brasenose College Oxford. In 2011, she was awarded a €1.5M starting grant from the European Research Council to expand her work in processing and advanced characterisation of nanomaterials for the development of novel energy storage devices. In 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 and AMBER.
Prof. Nicolosi’s work in AMBER includes synthesis and exfoliation of layered materials towards a range of applications ranging from composites to energy storage and ICT. Collaborations span from Intel to Thomas Swan and Mergon.