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Catalina Stern

Physicist awarded by the Latin American Google Awards and Director of the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM.

Catalina Elizabeth Stern Forgach, studied the Degree in Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM; a Third-Cycle Doctorate at the University of Paris XI; and a PhD at the University of Houston. His doctoral work earned her the Sigma Xi Outstanding Student Award. She is a professor in the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and belongs to the National System of Researchers. She was Coordinator of the Acoustics Laboratory and currently of the Hydrodynamics and Turbulence Workshop where she has directed undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. His fundamental lines of research are optical techniques to study fluids, signal analysis, aeroacoustics, turbulent flows and, recently, microfluidics. In addition, she is involved in the use of new teaching methods in Experimental Physics and has some projects in Science Dissemination. Together with her team, she received the Latin American Google Awards in 2015 and 2016 for the project of a dual glucose-insulin sensor on a chip and the 3rd place of the 2016 Canifarma award for the design of a homemade biomolecule sensor. She has won awards at the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the DFD / APS. She is Director of the Faculty of Sciences (UNAM) since September 19th, 2017.

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