Heloisa Bordallo is Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. She is an accomplished physicist trained in a broad range of experimental and computational methods that focus on the understanding of the inner motion of atoms in materials. She leads a cutting-edge lab at the Niels Bohr Institute and together with her group conducts experiments in facilities in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. She has designed the MIRACLES spectrometer to be installed at the world’s brightest neutron source, the European Spallation Source.
As a vocal advocate of using neutron and X-rays scattering, Heloisa has continuously inspired many students to work at large scale facilities. These young researchers have taken their knowledge with them into academia, industry, or teaching. As well as advancing her own research, Heloisa has also raised awareness of the uniqueness of these tools to communities that would otherwise not consider this technique, such as cosmetic scientists, dental researchers, epidemiologists, and, more recently, food scientists. During her academic life, one of the main challenges Heloisa has faced is being away from her loved ones in Brazil. Her most rewarding experiences is to see the glare in the students’ eyes when they grasp the beauty of a new result, or after a course ends, see their happy expression when she calls the students by their names in the corridors of the University of Copenhagen.
The prize committee will select a winner, who will be announced at an award ceremony at the KIF Annual Meeting on November 16th, 2022 taking place at Hotel Nyborg Strand, Østerøvej 2, 5800 Nyborg.
The winner will be notified in writing in advance and invited to give a talk following the ceremony.