FF’s Short Profile

Francesca Ferlaino is born on 23th December 1977 in Napoli, Italy. She studied physics at the University of Federico II in Napoli and she then moved to Trieste, where she studied for her theoretical diploma thesis at the ISAS. After few months of wandering around the world, she has started her PhD in Florence (Italy) at LENS on experiments with ultracold quantum gases, receiving her PhD degree in 2004. She spent two additional years at LENS as a PostDoc before coming to Innsbruck in 2006 as a visiting scientist in the group of Rudi Grimm. At the beginning her stay was just planned for 3 months. The 3 months became 6. The 6 months 1 year. 1 year easily doubled to 2 years, and the 2 years doubled again, and again :). Francesca is now Full Professor at the University of Innsbruck and Research Director at the Institute for Quantum optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI).

During the last years, she won the Lise-Meitner postdoctoral fellowship granted by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), the START Prize from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) and the ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Recently, she obtained the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Aside from physics, Francesca has spent a lot of time traveling around (more than 50 different states), behind the objective of her photo camera, and with its family.

FF’s CV at Glance

Academic Positions

7/2014-present Professor of Physics (Tenure), Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austria Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Innsbruck, Austria
2013-present Head of the Innsbruck Physics-Research Center (http://www.uibk.ac.at/sp-physik/)
2014 Declined Alexander von Humboldt Professorship and Full Professor (W3) offer from Ulm University, Germany
3-7/2014 Guest Lecturer, University of Wien, Austria
2012 – 2014 Professor of Atomic Physics (Tenure Track), Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
2013 Italian National Habilitation to full and associate professor
01/2012 Associate Professor (Permanent), University of Innsbruck, Austria
2009 – 2012 Research and Teaching Associate at the University of Innsbruck
2007 – 2009 Lise-Meitner Postdoctoral fellow (senior post-doctoral fellowship), Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
2006 – 2007 Visiting Scientist at Institute for Experimental Physics, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
2004 – 2006 Senior Scientist and post-doctoral fellowship, European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS); Florence, Italy

A full CV can be found here: CV_FF

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