Maria Antonietta Loi has joined M2i as of 1 January 2016 as new cluster leader for M2i research cluster 4 “Functional materials”.
Maria has an MSc in physics and received her Physics PhD degree from the University of Cagliari (Italy) in 2001 on Photoexcitations and Interchain Interactions in Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers
. Since then she worked in several research institutions. She is now full professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen where she is chairing the Photophysics and OptoElectronic department.
With this experience Maria is well positioned to take up the role as cluster leader.
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