I am an experimental physicist working in the nanophotonics field. I enjoy developing state-of-the-art photonics tools to solve biophysical problems.
Since July 2018, I am a Kavli postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (KIND) at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands. Here I work in a collaborative project between the Kuipers lab at the Quantum Nanoscience Department (QN) and the Aubin-Tam Lab at the Bionanoscience department (BN). The project aims combine state-of-the-art nanophotonic structures and tailored light fields to develop a new label-free single-molecule optical method. With this new method we aim to study protein (un)folding dynamics.
I studied physics at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I did my PhD at the Quantum Electronics Laboratory, at the same University, where I developed a home-made combined optical microscope with an atomic force microscope. With this setup, I studied optical and thermal properties of novel dielectric nanoantennas and mechanotransduction in live cells. I got my PhD in 2015 from the University of Buenos Aires and then I moved to Michel Orrit’s group, Single-molecule Optics, at Leiden University as a post-doc. During my stay in Leiden, I studied single-molecule fluorescence enhancement by individual gold nanorods and its applications, for example, to study single-molecule electrochemistry.
My hobbies are playing tennis and training triathlon. I particularly enjoy outdoors activities, Mediterranean food and any social activity.