Hernán Asorey is a Doctor in Physics (Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico Bariloche, 2012), Principal Investigator B of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) and Associate Professor of the National University of Río Negro and of the National University of San Martín. He returned to Argentina in 2015, after having completed a postdoctoral stay at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Bucaramanga, Colombia 2013-2014). He currently works as a researcher at the Medical Physics Department (working as the head of the department in 2017-2021) and at the Institute of Detection Technologies and Astroparticles (ITeDA). He has been a member of the Pierre Auger Collaboration since 2004, and co-founder and member of the LAGO Collaboration (having been PI in the period 2013-2016) and the ANDES Underground Laboratory. His research is aimed at the development of radiation detectors for space meteorology and muography, with applications in radiation damage, mining prospecting, analysis of structural stability and volcanic risk, and medical diagnosis.
He is the author or co-author of more than 110 high-impact publications, in his own name or together with the collaborations in which he participates, with more than 70 conference presentations, 25 technical reports and a patent on neutron detection and its applications. He has received three awards highlighting his qualities as a teacher, and is the author of an introductory physics textbook “Physics 1A – From Galaxies to Quarks“. In recent years he has been involved in the development and implementation of e-teaching, e-research and e-collaboration techniques. Since 2013 he has supervised four Master’s theses, seven Licenciatura’s thesis, and one doctoral thesis, in three countries (Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela). He is currently the director of two postdoctoral researchers and three doctoral students in Physics.