Dr Carla Meledandri - University of Otago, The MacDiarmid Institute

A New Zealand Research Commercialisation Success Story

Harnessing silver nanoparticles to treat and prevent dental disease

Carla Meledandri received her PhD in Chemistry at Dublin City University in 2009 specialising in nano-materials.

Since completing her PhD, Carla's career has focused on pushing the frontiers of science to solve real world problems.

The result is a rapid accumulation of commercial opportunities, including a technology licenced to a multinational dental company.

Having achieved such great progress so early in her career, Carla is certainly an inspiration to other early career scientists and is well on the way to transforming her science into excellent economic outcomes for New Zealand.

Dr Carla Meledandri

Dr Carla Meledandri

Otago University
Otago Innovation
The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology