Valentina Bisogni is shown preparing samples at NSLS-II's Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering beamline, where she will conduct her research funded through DOE's Early Career Research Program. (Photo: Brookhaven National Lab)
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Physicist at Brookhaven Lab awarded grant for research

Valentina Bisogni, an associate physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive research funding for a project that aims to enhance the energy efficiency of electronics.

Bisogni is among a total of 84 recipients selected this year after review of proposals from applicants representing 30 national laboratories and 54 universities. Each researcher will receive a grant of up to $2.5 million over five years to cover salary and research expenses.

The Early Career Research Program, now in its ninth year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

“I am very excited and honored to receive the Early Career Award funding from DOE. This is a great and unique opportunity for a scientist,” Bisogni said. “I am extremely motivated to realize this project and I am looking forward to achieving unique results on the spin dynamics of model devices leaning towards novel, energy-efficient electronics.”

Bisogni will also lead the development of a new and unique environment that replicates working conditions of electrical devices, allowing researchers to study the behavior of devices in unprecedented detail.


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