Johanna Midelet successfully obtained her Ph.D. degree at the University of Southampton with Antonios Kanaras as adviser. Her thesis is entitled "Synthesis and physicochemical properties of programmed DNA-gold nanoparticle assemblies". It describes the work that Johanna has carried out in a collaborative project between Physics & Astronomy at Southampton and SATIE at ENS Rennes. The work was funded by a France-UK Ph.D. grant from Dstl and DGA.
Johanna spent part of her PhD in Rennes to work on optical spectroscopy and microfluidics using the DNA-gold nanoparticles that she made in Southampton. It lead to two nice publications, one on the sedimentation of gold nanoparticles in solution, and one on the (nano)spectroscopy and (nano)hydrodynamics of DNA-linked dimers.
CONGRATULATIONS JOHANNA FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
Johanna now works as an R&D scientist at Expedeon in Cambridge UK.