Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: SPIE -- International Society of Optical Engineering
Dr. Luisa D. Bozano has been a research scientist at IBM’s Almaden Research Center (California, USA) since 2000. In her research, she is discovering and developing methods for making self-assembling molecular electronics, such as memories, aimed at being significantly cheaper than today’s silicon-based devices. A native of Genova (Genoa), Italy, Dr. Bozano received a Laurea Degree in physics at the University of Genova in 1996. After graduation, she came to the U.S. to continue her collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, New York) on spin polarization of protons beams. In 1997, she moved to California, where she worked for a small company and joined the University of California-Santa Cruz as a researcher. In 1998 she entered the graduate program and earned her Ph.D. in physics in 2001. Dr. Bozano is author of several technical papers on organic materials and co-inventor of a new class of bistable organic memory devices for which she obtained a patent. Currently she is working on next generation materials for nanofabrication and new fabrication technologies to achieve smaller dimensions using electron beam. She is also a mentor for high school students and is active in encouraging women and diversity groups to pursue education and careers in science, engineering and physics.