Stefania Nardecchia is an Associated Researcher at the Department of Applied Physics in the University of Granada (UGR). 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 work was based on the design and preparation of multifunctional hierarchical materials for tissue regeneration. 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.
In 2018, she was granted with a Marie Curie individual fellowship (Matrix-B project) to carry out a research internship at UGR with Prof. Juan de Vicente lab, where 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.