Dr Cinzia Casiraghi is a new appointed Lecturer at the School of Chemistry and Photon Science Institute. She was born in Milan, where she studied Nuclear Engineering. She then moved to UK, where she took her PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cambridge University. In 2005 she was awarded with an Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship to continue her research at Cambridge. Other awards followed: the Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2007 and the prestigious Sofja Kovalevskaja Award in 2008, which allows young researchers to establish themselves as Group Leaders in Germany. Her research interest mainly focuses in optical characterisation of carbon-based materials, such as nanotubes and graphene. She is now broadening her interests into plasmonics and biotechnology.
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Dr Cinzia Casiraghi
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"...the School of Chemistry offers a unique work environment that provides support, flexibility and opportunities of integrating family and career needs."
Cinzia is based at the Photon Science Institute where she carries out research to determine the structure and properties of materials using optical techniques.