Yanina Fasano is a lecturer at Instituto Balseiro and an independent researcher in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics for the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica at Centro Atómico in Bariloche, Argentina. She was recently awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Georg Forster Award. With this award, the foundation honors globally recognized researchers from emerging and developing countries who are working on topics relevant to development.
Yanina Fasano will spend several months at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden researching the local spectroscopic properties of superconducting materials using a scanning tunneling microscope. This equipment not only allows the imaging of the atomic structure on the surface of the material, but it can also characterize electronic properties at the atomic scale.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Fasano, an outstanding scientist who has received an award from the Humboldt Foundation, is enriching research at our institute," says Professor Bernd Büchner, scientific director of IFW Dresden, who nominated the physicist for the research award. Yanina Fasano also plays a pioneering role in the context of equal opportunities: For her guest stay in Dresden, she is accompanied by her entire family. In addition to her own internationally recognized research, she is also committed to supporting young scientists in Argentina, where she actively supports the training of young experimental physicists. She has also been recently awarded the Houssay Prize of the Argentinean Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
We look forward to working with her and welcome Dr. Fasano!
This research award is named after the naturalist, travel writer and journalist Georg Forster (1754–1794), a friend of Alexander von Humboldt. The research award, which is endowed with 60,000 Euro, is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Dr. Yanina Fasano