Marie D’Iorio works as a Senior Strategy Advisor with the Office of the Vice President Research at the University of Ottawa and is the President of NanoCanada, a not for profit corporation. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she led the National Institute for Nanotechnology (2011-2016) and the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (2003-2011) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Dr. D’Iorio obtained a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Toronto. After a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IBM Zurich Research Laboratories, she joined the NRC, where she established Canada’s first very low temperature, high magnetic field laboratory to study quantum semiconductor devices; she later led one of Canada’s first research programs on organic light emitting devices. In 2015 she launched NanoCanada, a national network for the Canadian nanotechnology community, supporting the translation of advanced materials and nanotechnology into the marketplace.
Dr. D’Iorio is the International Secretary of the Royal Society of Canada. Elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006, Dr. D’Iorio served as President of its Academy of Science. Dr. D’Iorio is an active member of numerous Boards, including that of the Canadian Light Source (Vice-Chair).
Since September 2021, she is the Chair of the NSERC-GreEN Board of Directors.
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