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Dr. Delyan R. Hristov

started his education at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” studying Chemistry and eventually earning a B.Sc. During his time in Sofia he worked in the lab for “Earth and Rare Earth Elements”, a part of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the then Faculty of Chemistry under Prof. Dimitar Todorovsky and Assoc. Prof. Maria Milanova. The project was related to the synthesis of Nd and N doped TiO2 photocatalysts for water purification.

After graduating his B.Sc. started a PhD under Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson at the Center for BioNano Interactions (CBNI) located in the School of Chemistry, UCD. His project at CBNI was titled “Optimising the Design of Silica Nanoparticles as Targeting Vehicles”. It pertained to the synthesis, functionalisation and surface characterisation of silica nanoparticles for controlled receptor specific uptake in vitro. The then Mr. Hristov’s defended his thesis in November of 2015 under the examination of Prof. Michael Grätzel (external), Dr. Susan Quinn (internal) and Prof. Gareth Redmond (chair).

Presently Dr. Hristov is a postdoc at CBNI and co – coordinates a course with Dr. Andrew Phillips. He is also the junior coordinator of the FutureNanoNeeds framework under the guidance of Prof. Dawson.