In the Zernike Institute Advent Calendar, we are presenting 24 short spotlights in December. In these specials, we highlight PhD students, postdocs, and technicians of our research groups - providing a glimpse into their typical day at work. In Episode 15 meet Dr. Cynthia Quinteros.
Currently working as an associate assistant researcher at the University of San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), I have just had the chance to visit the Nanostructures of Functional Oxides group of Beatriz Noheda at the University of Groningen where I was a former postdoc. This secondment frames in the context of a Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project named 'MEmristive and multiferroic materials for LOgic units in Nanoelectronics' (MELON) between Europe and Argentina funded by the European Union by means of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. Coming back to share an intense research period within that professional, creative, funny, and international environment is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work.
Having had the incredible opportunity of working in different places in collaboration with amazing people has enriched both my professional and social network. I am grateful to this profession for that.
Studying oxides reliability with technological scopes, I got my doctoral degree at Buenos Aires University. During that period I had the opportunity of making scientific stays at ST Microelectronics (Catania, Italy), Forschungszentrum Juelich (Juelich, Germany), and Iberian Nanotechnology Lab (Braga, Portugal) which allowed me to have a glance at both the scientific and the industrial worlds. Moving to the field of ferromagnetic materials, I met the domain walls and their multiple functionalities. With an electric and magnetic background, my postdoctoral position at UG and, in particular, its recently created Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials Center (CogniGron) was devoted to studying multiferroics with neuromorphic aims. Currently, my work frames in an interdisciplinary group aiming at transferring new materials and technologies to the electronic engineering field.
Contact: Dr. Cynthia Quinteros
This visit was funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 872631.
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