I hold a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, and a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Genova, Italy. Before moving to Tyndall I had worked for more than 10 years in industry, in the area of power electronics. Although I really enjoyed this experience, which gave me the opportunity to apply my knowledge of the physics of semiconductors to real technological problems, I felt that I wanted to pursue a more scientific career. For this reason, I was very happy to be given the chance to join Prof. Peter Parbrook’s team to pursue, under his supervision, a Ph.D. in the field of III-nitride semiconductor materials, and later to become a research fellow in the same area. My current research interests include ultraviolet LEDs, which are a key component of many biomedical applications, and the development of new hybrid techniques that combine nanofabrication and epitaxial growth for enhancing the efficiency and the spectral purity of blue and green emitters. I am very passionate about my work, and I feel privileged to be involved in the development of the next generation of photonic technologies.