I obtained my doctorate degree from the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) at University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 2013. My PhD thesis entitled “Nano-patterning of hydrogenated amorphous carbon surfaces for the control of protein adsorption” was awarded the best thesis award in the school of engineering for the year 2013.
After my PhD, I joined the materials science and engineering group at Roma Tre University, Rome- Italy. During my 5 years at Roma Tre University, I worked on several research projects and with different industries across Europe. At the Open University, I look after the Thermo Fisher Quanta™ DualBeam FIB/SEM and Zeiss Supra™ 55VP FEG SEM, while providing technical support to various researchers in their data acquisition and processing.
My specific research interests are closely related with the physical and mechanical properties of coatings and nano-scale materials, while keeping a broad background in materials science. My research program is continuously evolving; however, it can be divided into the following areas:
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