Sara Lafuerza

ORCID: 0000-0001-8303-932X
Researcher ID: I-1993-2015
Scopus ID: 57159828700

Sara Lafuerza Bielsa

I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) in Zaragoza, Spain.

After receiving my PhD in Physics (2014) from Universidad de Zaragoza, which focused on potential multiferroic oxides studied with measurements of the electric and magnetic properties and synchrotron radiation techniques, I joined the X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy (XAS-XES) beamline ID26 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. First as post-doctoral researcher (2014-2015) and then appointed to the position of second beamline scientist (2015-2020), I led a scientific program oriented towards the application of XAS-XES spectroscopies in the field of strongly correlated systems to study the local electronic (charge and spin) and geometrical structure. Since 2021, I lead the European project EAGER (Exploring Aurivillius phases for Green Electrocaloric Refrigeration) at INMA, where I combine advanced in-house-developed laboratory characterization methods with advanced XAS spectroscopies in the study of new electrocaloric oxides for clean and efficient refrigeration applications.