Silvia Vignolini is the 2018 KINGFA Young Investigator Award Winner.
The ACS CELL Division is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Vignolini,
Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at the Department of Chemistry,
University of Cambridge, has been selected as the winner of the 2018
KINGFA Young Investigator Award. Dr. Vignolini’s work centred around
deciphering the working principles of photonic structures in nature and the creation of bio-mimetic optical materials based on biopolymers such as cellulose. She has contributed to our understanding of the optical function and underlying physical and chemical phenomena at the origin of natural optical materials. Her work on bio-inspired optical materials demonstrates how the community of optical materials should widen the scope of materials, morphologies and techniques explored for the conception and realisation of novel optical materials and devices with unprecedented functionality. As the recipient of this award, Dr. Vignolini will receive $1,500 and a plaque, to be given at the 2019 CELL Division
Awards Banquet in Orlando, FL.