Irina Grigorieva completed her PhD in Condensed Matter Physics in 1989 at the Institute of Solid State Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia)) which was followed by several postdoctoral positions in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In 2001 she joined the Condensed Matter Physics group at the University of Manchester, where she is now Reader. Dr Grigorieva’s current research efforts concentrate on the physics of graphene, in particular, magnetic properties of graphene and its derivatives. She is also well known in the physics community for her pioneering studies of vortices in superconductors. Dr Grigorieva’s work is summarised in 65 peer-reviewed papers, including 5 Nature and Science articles, one Nature Physics, one Nature Materials and 7 Physical Review Letters.
In 2009 Dr Grigorieva took on the role of Director of the North-West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre (NOWNANO DTC) and has been leading the establishment and operational activities of the Centre and its integration into postgraduate training at the University of Manchester.