Tyndall National Institute, University College


University College Cork. (UCC) was originally founded in 1845 as "Queen's College Cork” and is one of Ireland's oldest institutions of higher education. UCC has over 12,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 postgraduate students (including 1,000 international students from over 60 countries worldwide). The Tyndall National Institute is a premier ICT research institute affiliated to UCC with a critical mass of over 300 researchers with core competencies in Micro/nanoelectronics, Photonics, Microsystems and Computational Modelling. The institute was formed in 2004 and comprises the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) and the Photonics Communities within University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology.


Key Persons

Dr. Daniela Iacopino is a Staff Researcher Scientist within the Nanotechnology Group at Tyndall since 2002. Her current research interests are: synthesis and assembly of metal anisotropic nanomaterials for sensing and anti-counterfeiting applications; assembly, optical and optio-electronic properties of metal-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures. She has been involved with the UCC biochem dept. on assessment of health risk of metal nanostructures and has extensive expertise on synthesis and characterisation of 1D metal and polymer nanostructures. She has published 46 peer-reviewed papers and she is supervising 3 PhD students. She is currently coordinating the FP7-NMP project Hysens and participating to the FP7-ITN project Nanowiring.