ASSOCIATED / COLLABORATOR RESEARCHER
Stefania Nardecchia is Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Granada since 2021. She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry from “Sapienza” University of Rome (2005, Italy), and a master degree in Sustainable Chemistry from Universitat Jaume I (2009, Spain). She obtained her PhD in Chemistry: Interdisciplinary Science in 2012 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
Her research interests include the design and preparation of multifunctional hierarchical materials for tissue regeneration and bioactive materials. During her postgraduate studies, she acquired 22 months of professional work experience with an Italian pharmaceutical company (Fidia Farmaceutici Spa) and she completed two international internships (Portugal and Spain) with two leading laboratories in the field of bioengineering (Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, INEB and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC, respectively). In 2012-2013, she was a Postdoctoral Associate at Institute of Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM), working on the preparation of biocompatible architectures of carbon nanotubes. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Postdoctoral Associate at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Physics Department, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), working on advanced multifunctional materials based on carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide. Finally, in the period 2018-2020, she was Marie Curie fellow (Matrix-B project) at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada in Juan de Vicente lab. In that period, she got experience in the application of magnetic fields for the control of bioactive materials in tissue engineering.
She teaches at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Science. Stefania has supervised one Master's thesis and she has participated in PhD/master/degree committees. She also serves as a reviewer for top journals indexed in JCR and as editor.