Josefina Morrone
(Buenos Aires, 11-9-1989)

In December 2016, she received her degree in Chemical Sciences from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). During her undergraduate studies, she engaged in various research areas; in 2015 and 2016, she worked in research and development in the field of micro and nanoencapsulation at the Chemistry Center (National Institute of Industrial Technology-INTI). Since 2019, she has been teaching in the Department of Applied Sciences and Technology at the National University of Moreno. From 2017 to 2022, she completed her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Dr. María Cecilia Fuertes and Dr. Paula C. Angelomé, focusing on the design, synthesis, and characterization of the structural and optical properties of sensors based on mesoporous photonic crystals. She then obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from CONICET under the supervision of Dr. Andrés Zelcer and Dr. María Cecilia Fuertes. Her work involved developing new synthesis techniques for composite materials that exploit the properties of mesoporous films in technological applications, including sensing, energy generation, and storage. She is currently a researcher at CNEA, where she continues to develop new materials for various applications.