Connie Sigurvinsson

Trinity College Dublin


Research Project: Correlating and exerting control over self-assembly processes to yield predictable morphological outcomes in functional hierarchical materials.
Supervisors: Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson (TCD), Gemma-Louise Davies (UCL)

Connie graduated from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2021 with a MSc in Chemistry (Research). She completed her master’s project in naphthalimides exhibiting aggregation-induced emission under the supervision of Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and will be continuing her PhD in his group.

Connie also graduated with a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Her final year project at NUIG involved the synthesis and characterisation of glucose-functionalised gold (III) complexes in Dr. Luca Ronconi’s group. In the third year of her undergraduate she attended the University Grenoble Alps (UGA) as an Erasmus student, where she carried out work experience on Alzheimer’s research in peptide synthesis under the supervision of Dr. Sabine Chierici. Furthermore, Connie gained summer work experience on Cisplatin and platinum (IV) complexes in Dr. Andrea Erxleben’s group at the Inorganic Chemistry department at NUIG.