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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future



Dr Di Martino's research career started in Italy at the Scuola Superiore di Eccellenza and University of Catania. She spent part of her Master studies at Boston University and completed her PhD at Imperial College London. Her recognition on an international scale in the plasmonic community led to several awards (CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month from the American Physical Society and the 2014 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Award). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge and later on became an independent group leader at the University of Cambridge, in the Physics Department, after being awarded the prestigious Winton Advanced Research Fellowship in 2018. In 2020, Dr Di Martino has been appointed as Lecturer in Device Materials at the MSM Department.


Dr Di Martino's research links the fields of low-energy nanoscale device engineering and plasmon-enhanced light-matter interactions by implementing optically-accessible memristive devices. Her research group uses the ultra-concentration of light to develop innovative fast ways to study real-time movement of individual atoms that underpins this new generation of ultra-low energy memory nano-devices, thus overcoming the limitations of traditional investigation techniques and opening up new routes to sustainable future IT.

Lecturer in Device Materials

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Department of Physics
Cavendish Laboratory
J J Thomson Avenue
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