Dr Silvia Vignolini
Dr Vignolini is currently working in the chemistry department at the University of Cambridge. Dr Vignolini was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant to study how we can use natural materials to fabricate novel photonic structures. By studying their assembly and optical response. Inspired by nature, we develop tools to fabricate artificial photonic structures using natural materials. The outcome of our research activity will pave the way to the production of low cost, biodegradable novel materials, which could replace traditional, potentially hazardous colorants used industrially for different applications, such as cosmetics, textiles and security labelling.