Dr Ekaterina Nesterenko received her MSc in Chemistry from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) in 2004, and in 2008 was awarded a PhD degree from Dublin City University and later the same year a degree of Candidate of Chemical Sciences from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Subsequently, she took up a research position at Bristol Myers-Squibb Ireland, and in 2009 moved to the Irish Separation Science Cluster, Dublin City University where she worked in the area of analytical chemistry and materials sciences, and was involved in various commercialisation activities and industry engagement. Her research interests have been in the areas of environmental chemistry and analysis, separation science, materials and surface chemistry, coordination chemistry, hyphenated techniques and instrumentation development. Dr. Nesterenko is an author of 42 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index 16, Google Scholar), one book translation, over 100 conference presentations. She has graduated three PhD students. She was further involved in a number of academic and industry collaborations, and is a co-inventor on three patents and has one technology licensed. Since 2010 she has been a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
In 2014, Ekaterina joined Science Foundation Ireland as an SFI Fellow, where in 2017 took up a role of Scientific Programme Manager with responsibilities of review process management, and leading on a number of programmes, including international partnerships.