Liliana Patricia Vera Londoño was born in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia in 1987. She received the B. Eng. degree in Engineering Physics from the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia in 2012, and the MSc. degree in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics from the Ghent University, Belgium, in 2015. She is enrolled in the PhD program in condensed matter physics, nanoscience and biophysics in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and since November 2015 she is working in the PhD thesis at the Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (IMN-CSIC), Spain, in the FINDER research group. During her bachelor studies she participated as visitor at Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy, Chile in 2010. In 2013, she was at the Plasma Physics Institute in Czech Republic, where she was involved with magnetohydrodynamic activity at H-mode and soft X-rays detectors in COMPASS tokamak. In February 2014, she joined a winter event in ITER facility, Cadarache, France, where she was involved with plasma instabilities studies and with thermal desorption spectroscopy in Tore Supra Tokamak, and from March to August 2014, she did her master thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, in studies of protection techniques for ITER diagnostic mirrors. The main topics of her research are related with physics and spectroscopic analysis of plasmas, optical and superficial characterization of materials and currently her research work is in transport properties measurements by means of scanning probe microscopy. She reported the research results in 10 publications in international referred scientific journals and 8 contributions in international conferences.
She was funded by the Foundation for the Future of Colombia and she was granted an Erasmus Mundus scholarship by the EACEA of European Commission in 2012. Currently she is the General Secretary of the Colombian Society of Engineering Physics. Since 2010, she is part of the organisation committee of the National Conference of Engineering Physics held in Colombia.