Angel Rubio, professor of Materials Physics and director of NanoBio Spectroscopy group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), has been named ‘fellow’ of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It is the largest scientific association in the world, a nonprofit organization that, among other activities, publishes the prestigious journal Science.
Angel Rubio, professor of Materials Physics and director of NanoBio Spectroscopy group of the UPV / EHU, has been named ‘fellow’ of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS, the largest scientific association in the world, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the advancement of science through numerous educational and outreach activities. It also publishes the prestigious journal Science.
The professor is the only scientist in the state this year elected a fellow of the AAAS and only four now have that distinction. One is the Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the UPV / EHU Pedro Miguel Etxenike.
The AAAS Board of the values in the election of new members, the contributions made by candidates for the advancement of science or social applications have achieved or scientifically recognized. Angel Rubio was elected at the Physics section, for “his important contributions in the application of computational and theoretical physics to materials science and nanotechnology, particularly in the understanding of carbon nanostructures.”
NanoBio Group Spectroscopy and ETSF
Prof. Angel Rubio led the group of NanoBio Spectroscopy and is vice president scientific infrastructure ETSF European Theoretical Spectroscopy. This group, based at the Centre Joxe Mari Korta, Gipuzkoa Campus is currently formed by 25 researchers, and other five belong to the group that leads the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.
Rubio studies professor, and his group theoretical, they have become a world leader in the field of modeling of nanoscale systems in order to understand or predict the behavior of materials to certain stimuli like light. They have also designed new simulation techniques to learn how to operate the nanostructures and biomolecules.
The result of their work is focused on specific applications such as light emitting devices, new photovoltaic materials, chemical and biological sensors, finding more efficient materials in the reception and transmission of energy or artificial photosynthesis.
“The appointment as fellow of AAAS is a great international recognition for work done from the UPV / EHU in the fields of nanoscience and theoretical spectroscopy have had a high impact in the scientific community (with more than 12,000 citations). Besides the personal recognition, this is a tribute to the work of an entire group of excellent students and postdocs, who are not only welcomed but sought by leading global centers, “says Angel Rubio.
Source: UPV / EHU
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