An EU-funded researcher, Silvia Giordani, was rewarded yesterday in Milan, Italy, with the Leonardo UGIS prize for her work on nanomaterials for smart technology applications, very tiny objects, smaller than a one tenth of a micrometer, that can be incorporated into both textile or renewable energy devices and also used for new well-being & health, sports, automotive or aeronautic applications. The prestigious prize, intended to recognise both outstanding scientific achievements and excellent communication skills of young researchers, is awarded by the Italian National Museum of Science and Technology and the Italian Scientific Journalists Union – the 'Unione Giornalisti Italiani Scientifici' (UGIS).
Silvia Giordani received three EU grants for research from the Marie Curie Actions to study various aspects of nanotechnology at both Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and the University of Trieste, Italy, between 2003 and 2007 and 2009 and 2011 respectively. She will be a keynote speaker at Destination Europe, a forum for leading European research organisations, funders and industry, to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The event, which begins the day after tomorrow, will be held in San Francisco (US) and includes a REA-organised session called "Marie Curie Actions: your research career in Europe".
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