Researcher CONICET and Adjoint Professor
FaMAF, Córdoba National University
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Luis Foa Torres was born in 1978, graduated in Physics in 1999 and got his PhD at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) in 2004. His thesis, mentored by Dr. Horacio Pastawski, was focused on quantum transport in mesoscopic systems. Later on he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste). On October 2005 he moved to the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble to work in the group of Stephan Roche where he joined the interdisciplinary and transversal CEA program ChimTronique on chemistry applied to nanoelectronics. Two years later, he moved to the Institute of Materials Science at the Dresden University of Technology (Prof. Cuniberti group) to work first in the framework of the CARDEQ EU Project and later as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
On October 2009 he returned to Argentina within the framework of a national initiative for lessening the brain drain. He is now a researcher at the Argentine's Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and an adjoint Professor at the National University of Córdoba. Besides his normal duties, he was appointed as a Research Associate at ICTP (Trieste).
He has authored or co-authored 25 publications in main journals and given more than 15 invited talks at international conferences. His main interests include quantum transport in graphene and carbon nanotubes, inelastic effects and ac transport.