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
|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