Fiorenzo Vetrone

Dr. Fiorenzo Vetrone received his Ph.D. (2005) in Chemistry from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) where his research focused on the synthesis and spectroscopy of upconverting lanthanide-doped nanomaterials. He is currently Associate Professor of Nanobiotechnology at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT), Université du Québec. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Nanobiotechnology in October 2010 to develop an ambitious and vigorous research programme at the vanguard of nanomaterials research and their implementation in the life sciences and nanomedicine. The overarching theme of his research group is to develop a multi-functional nanoplatform, excited by near-infrared light; to simultaneously trigger other light activated modalities. He has published over 75 papers in prestigious, high impact, peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nanoscale, Small, etc. with a number of ISI Highly Cited Papers. He has given over 70 invited and keynote lectures at prestigious conferences, universities and summer schools around the world. Moreover, he has received a number of prestigious awards from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the Royal Society (UK), the province of Benevento (Italy), etc. and has been elected as a member of the Global Young Academy.