- Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, Italy (2011)
- Master’s degree in Physics from Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, Italy (2013)
- PhD in vibrational energy harvesting from the University of Limerick, Ireland (2018)
- Grad Dip in Teaching Learning and Scholarship from the University of Limerick, Ireland (2019)
Research and Teaching Interests
- Vibrational energy harvesting using electromagnetic and piezoelectric transduction mechanisms
- Development of microfluidic pumps and flow sensors based on electromagnetic induction.
- Two-phase pumped liquid cooling solutions for electronics
Within the School of Engineering Dr Nico has been a teaching assistant for a number of modules including Engineering Computing, Thermodynamics 1 and Thermodynamics 2.
Dr Valeria Nico is a postdoctoral researcher in the Bernal Institute and an associated investigator in the SFI CONNECT Centre. She received a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from the Physics Department of the University of Perugia, Italy in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In 2018 she was awarded a PhD in vibrational energy harvesting from the University of Limerick under the supervision of Prof Punch and in 2019 she was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship from the University of Limerick. Her research interests encompass the design, modelling and characterisation of electromagnetic devices for vibrational energy harvesting and for fluidic control systems. Dr Nico has experience in the use of advance experimental techniques such as high-speed imaging and higher order spectral analysis for investigating nonlinear dynamics and she has experience in modelling electromagnetic devices both using numerical and finite element analysis methods. To date she has supervised 4 Master students to completion.
ResearchGate: Valeria Nico (researchgate.net)