Office 03.020 Huygensgebouw
Heyendaalseweg 135 6525 AJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Professor Daniela Wilson

Chair of Systems Chemistry
Theme Leader NanoMedicine

Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen
Heyendaalseweg 135 6525 AJ Nijmegen


Daniela Wilson (1978, Comanesti, Romania) received her BSc in Chemistry and Physics in 2001, and her MSc in Environmental Chemistry in 2003 from Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi (Romania). In 2007 she obtained her PhD summa cum laude from the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi on research into the relationship between structure and properties in mesogenic systems (liquid crystals).

As an Exchange PhD student, she stayed at the Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan, (2003-2004), as EU Marie Curie Fellow (2004-2005) and as a guest researcher (2006-2007) at the University of Hull, UK. She worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2007 – 2010) and in 2010 she became a researcher at the Radboud University Institute for Molecules and Materials. She is a visiting lecturer (honorary position) at the Gheorghe Asachi University of Iasi.

Daniela Wilson received a large number of scholarships and honors, such as the Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award 2016 for research excellence in the field of nano- and micro- science, Aspasia 2016 by NWO, Nanoscience Award 2015, the Athena Prize of NWO (2015) for Excellence Female Chemists, an ERC Starting Grant for her self-assembly nanorakets research (2012) and a Vidi grant from NWO in 2015 for translating the nanomotor research into the clinic; the use of locomotive self-assembled carriers for targeted drug delivery and diagnostics.


  1. March 2007

    PHD summa cum laude

    Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi
  2. 2003


    AI. I. Cuza University of Iasi
  3. 2001

    BSc (Hons) Chemistry and Physics

    AI. I. Cuza University of Iasi

Professional Appointments

  1. 2020
    Associate Editor
    Natural Sciences Wiley VCH
  2. 2007
    Research Associate
    University of Pennsylvania
  3. 2010
    Post-Doctoral Associate
    Radboud University Nijmegen
  4. 2013
    Associate Professor
    Radboud University Nijmegen
  5. 2014
    Professor and Chair of Department of Systems Chemistry
    Radboud University

Awards & Prizes

  • 2012
    ERC Starting Grant
    European Research Council
  • 2015
    Vidi Grant
  • 2015
    Athena Award
  • 2016
    NWO Aspasia Award
  • 2016
    Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award