Giulia Magnabosco

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Particle Technology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg

Her research interest is the application of bioinspired colloidal-templated materials. Nanostructured materials are widespread in nature and are an invaluable source of inspiration for scientists. Among them, periodic porous materials are often responsible for structural coloration, as observed in butterfly wings and beetle shells. An approach to mimic such structures is to exploit colloidal templating to generate ordered, interconnected porous materials, named inverse opals. Giulia’s research activity is focused on using inverse opals for applications much beyond structural coloration to create new materials that exploit both coloration and the interconnected periodicity. Her current interest is the use of these materials for sensing applications.

She is also committed to raising the interest in STEM subjects among the youngest, and she is PI of the outreach project of CRC1411, where she explains the origin of color to the general public.