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SpeakerMaria C. Asensio

Prof. Maria Carmen Asensio
Synchrotron SOLEIL – Université Paris Saclay
L'Ormes des Merisiers - Saint Aubin
BP 48 - F 91192 GIF-sur-YVETTE Cedex - France
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Tél. : 33 (0) 651 944 014
Paris – France

Currently, Permanent Research Staff of the SOLEIL French synchrotron source, depending of the new University Paris - Saclay, she is also Permanent staff of the Institute of Material Science of Madrid, in Spain working in the area of spectroscopic studies by using low energy Synchrotron radiation. Asensio’s research comprises studying the application of a wide-ranged conventional and advanced Synchrotron Radiation Based techniques devoted to characterization of heterogeneous materials and nanomaterials, in the area of Solid State Physics and soft materials. In particular, she has been currently performing studies on chemical, structural and electronic determination of ordered and disordered interfaces with extreme surface sensitivity. Lately, she has developed an innovated technique combining angle resolved photo, X-ray absorption and microscopy, named k-microscope. She is author or coauthor of more than 244 publications in refereed journals and had more than 100 invited talks since 1991. The ensemble of publications holds approximately more than 6800 cites detailed in the Citation Index. In the filed of training and teaching, She has supervised 10 Doctoral Thesis, where the last 5 have been awarded with the European Label. Moreover, she has supervised the projects of 15 Post-Doctoral works supported by CNRS (2), Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Community (4), biannual scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Education (6) and 3 postdoctoral fellowships the International Centre of French Students and Trainees (CIES). More than 16 under-graduated have been trained in the Asensio group.

Research interests

• Electronic structure determination by ARPES and Synchrotron Radiation of low dimensional materials.
• Characterization of advanced materials like: oxides, MoS2, WS2, graphane, and graphene derived compound
• X-ray nanoscopy, involving chemical and morphological imaging
• k-space nanoscope (nanoARPES), electronic imaging of states with a well defined binding energy and momentum.