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Professor Suzi Jarvis


Suzi Jarvis

Director Innovation Academy
Innovation Academy
University College Dublin, Innovation Academy, Science Centre - East Belfield Dublin 4


Suzi Jarvis graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Physics and a Kodak sponsored DPhil in Materials. This was followed by postdoctoral fellowships in Japan at the Joint Research Center for Atom Technology, Tsukuba, before moving on to a staff position at the Nanotechnology Research Institute, also in Tsukuba. During her time in Japan, Suzi co-founded the International Nanotribology Forum, whose mission is to promote the dissemination of nanotribology research with the inclusions of colleagues from developing nations. Suzi moved to Ireland in July 2002 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland to become a Research Professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin. During her time at Trinity she was one of the founding Principal Investigators at the Centre for Research and Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices. Suzi is currently Professor of Biophysics in the School of Physics, University College Dublin and is based in the Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research. Suzi runs a multidisciplinary team ranging from electrical engineers to botanists. The underlying theme to all her projects is to understand, manipulate and ultimately utilize the function of biomolecules. The group has particular strengths in the development and application of novel atomic force microscopy techniques, especially in the liquid environment.


  • BA
    Oxford University UK
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK