Ilaria joined the group in 2013 as a PhD student. Before moving to Dublin she received a Masters Degree in “Material, Supramolecular and Nanoscience Chemistry” at the Univesity of Florence under the supervision of Prof. Piero Baglioni, after which she worked for one year at the Centre for Colloidal and Interface Sciences (Florence) in a joint project with P&G. Ilaria successfully defended her thesis in December 2017 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the group in Cambridge. Outside the lab, Ilaria plays (a lot of) volleyball and loves travelling.
Ilaria’s research focuses on the design and characterization of novel luminescent materials consiting of pi-conjugated organic molecules incorporated in organic-inorganic hybrid materials for applications ranging from light-emitting diodes to luminescent solar concentrators and imaging.
Publications and Awards
Ureasil Organic-Inorganic Hybrids as Photoactive Waveguides for Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Meazzini, C. Blayo, J. Arlt, A.-T. Marques, U. Scherf, H. D. Burrows and R. C. Evans, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2017, 1, 2271 – 2282.
Targeted β-phase Formation in Poly(fluorene)-Ureasil Grafted Organic-Inorganic Hybrids, I. Meazzini, J. M. Behrendt, M. L. Turner and R. C. Evans, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 4235–4243.
Targeted Design Leads to Tunable Photoluminescence from Perylene Dicarboxdiimide–Poly(oxyalkylene)/Siloxane Hybrids for Luminescent Solar Concentrators, I. Meazzini, N. Willis-Fox, C. Blayo, J. Arlt, S. Clément, R. C. Evans*, J. Mater. Chem. C., 2016, 4, 4049-4059.
Functional Calcium Phosphate Composites in Nanomedicine, F. Ridi, I. Meazzini, B. Castroflorio, M. Bonini, D. Berti, P. Baglioni*, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 2016, doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2016.03.006.
April 2016 – Best Oral Presentation (sponsored by Domino Printing), RSC MacroGroup UK Young Researcher’s Meeting, Liverpool, U.K.
2016 Young Investigator Training Program Award from European Colloidal and Interface Society/Italian Banking Foundation Association.
November 2013 – Vouchers for higher education in Italy or abroad awarded by the Tuscan Regional Government and funded by the European Union (EU).