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Dr. Marie Dílorio
Dr. Marie Dílorio

Abstract:
An expert in nano-electronics will lead Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) into its second decade. The NINT governing council has named Dr. Marie D'Iorio as its new Executive Director. Trained as a physicist, Dr. D'Iorio's expertise is in nano-electronics. She had been acting as NINT's interim Director General since last year.

Leading Physicist becomes New Executive Director of the National Institute for Nanotechnology

Edmonton, Canada | Posted on May 31st, 2012

"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Marie D'lorio to NINT and the University of Alberta," said Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta. "She is a remarkable leader who has, over the decades, had a prominent role in the science and technology sector, both nationally and internationally. I am thrilled that she will be focusing her time, energy and talents here as the Executive Director of NINT, building upon the momentum we have worked so hard to create."

During her time as acting Director General of NINT, Dr. D'Iorio led the strategic planning process for NINT's second decade. The resulting plan aims to increase industrial collaboration and re-organize the Institute's research and development activities into four application areas, including energy generation storage and hybrid nano-scale electronics.

"Nanotechnology can help Canadian companies be more competitive and NINT is key to them finding the right applications for their sector," said John R McDougall, President of the National Research Council of Canada. "Marie D'Iorio's mission is to expand NINT's engagement with Canadian industry and help them benefit from the potential of small tech."

Marie D'Iorio joined NRC in 1983, where she established the first very low temperature, high magnetic field laboratory in Canada to study low dimensional electron systems in semiconductor heterostructures. She served as Director General of the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Microstructural Sciences from 2003 to 2011.

"The National Institute for Nanotechnology proves that collaboration is a valuable cornerstone of Alberta's nanotechnology strategy," said the Honourable Stephen Khan, Alberta's Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education. "With the support of our federal and academic partners at NINT and Dr. D'lorio's focus on collaboration with industry, we can build on our province's nanotech capabilities and open even more opportunities in this field."

The National Institute for Nanotechnology is Canada's leading research and technology development organization working at the nano-scale. Founded in 2001, it is a joint initiative of the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Alberta, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada. Its mission is to transform nanoscience ideas into novel, sustainable nanotechnology solutions with socioeconomic benefits for Canada and Alberta.

Biography

- Marie D'Iorio is one of Canada's leading Physics researchers and an internationally-recognized expert in nano-electronics.

- Currently, Dr. D'Iorio serves as the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, having been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.

- She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Council of Canadian Academies.

- She recently was named to the business advisory committee for the "How We Prosper" initiative which is preparing a comprehensive economic development strategy for the City of Edmonton, Alberta.

- She has been a member of the Board of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, since 2009, and of the Canadian Light Source Scientific Advisory Committee and its Business Development Advisory Committee since 2007.

- She served a term as President of the Canadian Association of Physicists in 1999 - 2000, and several years on its executive.

- Internationally, she served on the International Review Committee for the Austrian Science Fund.

- She has worked for the National Research Council of Canada for almost three decades, beginning as a Research Associate in 1983.

- Dr. D'Iorio obtained a PhD in solid-state physics in 1982 from the University of Toronto. She then spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in Switzerland.

- Dr. D'Iorio has authored and co-authored 100 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is the co-inventor of four patents.

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