Dr Olga Shimoni is Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow. She is also co-chief investigator on the ARC Industrial Research Hub for Integrated Device for End-user Analysis at Low-levels (IDEAL Hub). She graduated with a BSc and MSc from Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology in chemical and materials engineering, respectively. She relocated to Australia to undertake her doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, graduating in 2012. In 2014, she joined UTS as Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow after a relatively short post-doctoral training in the School of Physics (Melbourne University) in the field of diamonds. While still being earlier career researcher (ECR), in addition to the above fellowships she received several grants and awards, including Ramaciotti’s Establishing grant (2015), UTS Science Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (2015), co-chief investigator on ARC LIEF grant (2016), Faculty of Science Staff Conference Travel Award (2014)and more. She is a member of Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), American Chemical Society (ACS), and proactive member for gender equity for Women in STEMM. Her research is multi-disciplinary in nature and involves chemistry, physics, nanotechnology and biology. Her research achievements include biomolecule attachment to nanocarrier of drug for targeted drug delivery, development of bio-imaging probes and nanoparticles, development of diagnostic test for detection of celiac or cancer diseases. As a part of her NHMRC-ARC Dementia fellowship, she is working on novel multi-functional nanoparticles for investigation of causes and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, she is the founder of the Australian network of researchers working with nanoparticles for brain research (ANNxBBB, nano4brain.com.au).

Email: Olga.Shimoni@uts.edu.au