UCD
Biofilm Engineering Laboratory

Jessica Amadio

Position

(currently on secondment to SFI)

Contact

jessica.amadio@ucd.ie

Phone

​+353 (0)17161974

Address

School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
College of Engineering and Architecture
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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Biography

Jessica Amadio obtained a Master degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technologies (2003) at the University of Ferrara, Italy. She worked as a Marie Curie research scientist at Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2005-2008) in the Medical Devices and Instrumentation group where she designed and developed new platforms for magnetic biosensors for drug testing. In 2008 she started an EPA funded PhD (2008-2012) at the School of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science, UCD, Ireland on the development of microbial models of mammalian metabolism as alternative to animal drug testing. During her PhD she spent a year (2010-2011) at USTC, Hefei, China working on the relation between microbial biofilms and quorum sensing.
Jessica attended and completed the Campus Company Development Programme at Nova-UCD, Ireland (2010), she holds a diploma in Coaching for Performance from Dublin Business School (2011), and a diploma in Product Design from Dublin Institute of Design (2014-2015).

Collaboration

Professional

Publications

Research

In 2013 Dr Amadio started a SFI-TIDA postdoctoral research fellowship at the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering on functionalized nanoparticles as antibiofouling treatment for wastewater treatment plants. Currently her work is sponsored by the ERC Proof-of-Concept grant and is focusing on the development of green technologies for the treatment of microbial biofilms on industrial settings.