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Our Research Center

Our research Institute is located in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  35 miles away from Buenos Aires City.  The INIFTA belongs to Concejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICET) and Universidad de La Plata (UNLP). It has around 100 researchers and another 100 Ph D candidates.  It is one of the most well-recognized Institutes in the Region.

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Francisco J. Ibañez BIO

Francisco obtained his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), in Mendoza, Argentina in 2000. He performed environmental studies in Japan at the University of Hiroshima in 2000.  In 2001, He joined Prof. Frank Zamborini's group at the University of Louisville (Kentucky, USA) where he obtained a Ph. D with honors in Chemistry.  He was invited in 2008 to return to Argentina to join the the Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA) in La  Plata.  He is currently a Professor at the Engineering School in the area of Materials Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) and Adjunct Researcher at INIFTA, Buenos  Aires, Argentina. His research focuses on electronic and optical properties of organic-modified nanoparticles and graphene and their use in sensing, detection, and energy-related applications

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