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Marie D’Iorio

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Marie D’Iorio is a Senior Strategy Advisor with the Office of the Vice President Research at the University of Ottawa and the President of NanoCanada. 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 and later led one of Canada’s first research programs on organic light emitting devices. In 2015 she launched NanoCanada, a not-for-profit corporation that connects the advanced materials and nanotechnology community in Canada and abroad. She has served as the President of the Academy of Science and as International Secretary of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. D’Iorio was also President of the Canadian Association of Physicists. Dr. D’Iorio serves on numerous Boards including the Board of the Canadian Light Source and the Scientific Commission of l’INRS.

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