ESS Giovanna Fragneto Receives the 2023 JCIS - Darsh Wasan Award

Giovanna Fragneto
ESS Science Director Giovanna Fragneto. Photo: S. Monfront/ILL

ESS congratulates Science Director Giovanna Fragneto for the 2023 JCIS - Darsh Wasan Award of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.

Dr Fragneto was awarded the prestigious recognition for her ”outstanding contributions related to the use of neutron scattering, particularly reflectometry, for the structural characterization of model biological membranes, with the aim of understanding phenomena at cell surfaces. In doing so, she has pioneered the study of model lipid membranes of various levels of complexity, as well as their interaction with peptides, proteins, drugs, and drug delivery systems. In other, but related, research directions, she has worked extensively with the structural characterization of protein and surfactant layers at solid/liquid interfaces. In addition to her research, Giovanna Fragneto has made important contributions in the development of instrumentation for neutron investigations, and taken on larger responsibilities for developing large-scale facilities and making them accessible to a wider user community.” Read more about the motivation here.

Established in 2007, the JCIS Award is one of the awards assigned by publisher Elsevier to award researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their field, thereby having a positive influence on our society.
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The Award ceremony will take place at the 12th International Colloids Conference in Palma, Mallorca, 11-14 June 2023, where the awardee will give a keynote award lecture.