09 April 2021 New ICFOnians


Dr Atif Yaqub and Dr Daniel Hümmer


Dr Ekaterina Khestanova


Ms Teresa Karanikolau and Mr Himanshu Dev


Ms Jessica Barrantes and Ms Maria Prat Colomer


Ms Jennifer Sánchez

Eleven ICFOnians joined the different ICFO research groups, units and facilities during the month of March. Welcome aboard! Three postdoctoral researchers, two PhD students, one Research Engineer and five students have joined ICFO during the month of March.

Atif Yaqub, who holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Pusan National University, Republic of Korea, joins ICFO as a postdoctoral researcher in the Medical Optics research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Turgut Durduran. He will work on VASCOVID engineering tasks. The development of the system, programming of the GUI, construction of the tourniquet. He will collaborate with engineering tasks of HEMOCOVID-19 project as well.

Daniel Hümmer received his PhD in Physics from the University of Innsbruck, and joins the Theoretical Quantum-Nano Photonics group led by ICREA Prof Dr Darrick Chang as a postdoctoral researcher.

Ekaterina Khestanova holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She joins ICFO as a postdoctoral researcher in the Nano-Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Frank Koppens. She will be focusing her research on Optical properties of 2D material heterostructures and superconductors.

Teresa Karanikolau, who holds a MSc in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from LMU and TUM, Munich, joins ICFO as a PhD student in the Theoretical Quantum-Nano Photonics research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Darrick Chang. Her project will involve the investigation of out-of-equilibrium strongly correlated phenomena in atom-light interfaces.

Himanshu Dev, who obtained his MSc in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, joins ICFO’s Quantum NanoElectronics and NanoMechanics research group led by Prof Dr Adrian Bachtold as a PhD student. His work will focus on two-dimensional electrical and electromechanical devices.

Jessica Barrantes who is pursuing a Master’s in ICT for Internet and Multimedia, Photonics from the University of Padova, joins ICFO as a student at the Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Valerio Pruneri.

Alberto de Toni, a Master’s student in ICT for Internet and Multimedia, Photonics from the University of Padova, joins ICFO as a student in the Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Valerio Pruneri.

Maria Prat Colomer, who is pursuing her BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the UPC, joins the Quantum Information Theory research group led by ICREA Prof Dr Antonio Acín.

Núria Moral Blázquez, a BSc student in Biotechnology from Universitat Ramón Llull, joins ICFO as a student in the Super-resolution Light Microscopy and Nanoscopy Lab led by Dr Pablo Loza.

Jennifer Sánchez Naranjo , who is pursuing her BSc degree in Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology from the Yachay Tech University, joins the Quantum NanoElectronics and NanoMechanics research group led by Prof Dr Adrian Bachtold as a student.

Daniel Senciales, who holds a BSc degree in Technological Engineering and Telecommunications Services from the UPC, comes to ICFO as a Research Engineer in the Medical Optics group led by ICREA Prof Dr Turgut Durduran.

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