Maria-Carmen Asensio, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
Title: Surveying electronic structure of CVD graphene on polycrystalline copper foils by nano-ARPES
Currently, permanent research staff of the SOLEIL synchrotron, she is also permanent associated staff of the Institute of Material Science of Madrid, since 1991. She has commenced her academic career in Argentina, where after completing her Bsc degree in Physical Chemistry, she finished her PhD degree in Surface Science. Then she held a two-year Senior Lecturer in Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid, followed by a two-year post-doctoral position at the Warwick University in the group of Prof. Woodruff. Following her work in photoelectron diffraction studies of adsorbed molecules, she joined the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck in Berlin, collaborating in a large European Research Consortium. Her research has involved a wide range of fundamental studies using synchrotron radiation based techniques devoted to the characterization of novel materials, in the area of Solid State Physics. In particular, her work has been centered on the structural determination of ordered interfaces using angular and energy scanned photoelectron diffraction techniques and the electronic structure determination by angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES). Lately, she has developed an innovative technique by combining ARPES and microscopy, named Nano-ARPES. She is author of more than 145 scientific publications in refereed journals and gives regularly invited talks in international conferences.