Heloisa N. Bordallo got her PhD from the Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, on the subject of ferroelectric materials using Raman scattering and X-rays diffraction.
Since her first postdoctoral position at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA, her main research interest has shifted to the use of neutron scattering in a variety of systems, ranging from the dynamics of H-bonds in small biological molecules to water and molecular drugs in confinement to magnetic and magneto-optical materials.
She has hold positions at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany and at the Institute Laue-Langevin, France.
At the Niels Bohr Institute, where she arrived in 2011, she started a close collaboration with scientists at the European Spallation Source, and is developing a research group focusing on the interplay between structure and function using, mainly, inelastic neutron scattering.
She has also started the Niels Bohr International Academy workshop series in neutron science that aims in promoting the interaction between renowned neutron scattering scientists and young researchers.
She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles and has close collaborations with researchers from Europe, USA, Australia and Brazil.