After the huge success of last year’s celebration of the 1st Edition of the National Nanotechnology Award (watch video), we would like to announce that this year the 2nd Edition of the Award will take place in Madrid.
The event will be structured in the following way: the president of the jury will with the welcome the guests , followed by an intervention of Noelia Beltrán, CEO of NOB166. Then the protocol will be read and the granted will receive the Award, and it will end with a laudation.
This award, sponsored and awarded by our company NOB166, it is promoted by Mr. Martín Hernández-Palacios. The hashtag #NationalNanotechnologyAward has been enabled so that the award ceremony can be followed.
On February 24, the jury for the Second Edition of the National Nanotechnology Award met. This jury has great experts of the multidisciplinary nanotechnology sector:
Once the voting has been carried out, upon obtaining the majority of votes, Professor Rodolfo Miranda Soriano has been elected winner of the Second Edition of the National Nanotechnology Award. Prof. Miranda is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as promoter and director of the IMDEA Nanoscience Research Institute.
On May 27, he will be awarded the II Edition of the National Nanotechnology Award. This edition will have be take place in the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain.
Professor Rodolfo Miranda, born and raised in Almería, settled in Madrid since his youth, graduated in Physical Sciences in 1975 from the UAM and received his doctorate from the same university in 1980.
After finishing his doctorate, he did a postdoctoral stay as a Humboldt intern in Munich and Berlin with Prof. Gerhard Ertl, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007. He worked at the “Fritz Haber” Institute of the Max Planck Society and at the Freie Universität Berlin, before being Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at UAM in 1990.
In addition to his brilliant career as a researcher, he has served the scientific community as Vice-Rector for Research and Scientific Policy (1998-2002) of the UAM, Executive Secretary of the R&D Commission of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) (2000-2002) and director of the “Nicolás Cabrera” Materials Science Institute.
In addition to his brilliant researcher career, he has served the scientific community as Vice-Rector for Research and Scientific Policy (1998-2002) of the UAM, Executive Secretary of the R&D Commission of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) (2000-2002) and director of “Nicolás Cabrera” Materials Science Institute.
Throughout his long career as an experimental physicist, he has authored more than 330 publications that have been cited more than 16,000 times by other colleagues. His current h-index score – which measures the impact of his work – is 67, a level that few Spanish experimental physicists have reached.
Prof. Rodolfo Miranda has been the principal investigator of more than 50 competitive projects, he has supervised more than 30 doctoral theses and 25 postdoctoral researchers. Currently, he coordinates four major European projects on new materials and nanomedicine.
In 2006, he initiated Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies in Nanoscience, a multidisciplinary research center focused on the nanoscale directed by Prof. Miranda since its creation, which has achieved very outstanding objectives.
The IMDEA Nanoscience Foundation opened its headquarters on the UAM campus in 2012, a building of more than 10,000 m2 with more than 50 laboratories designed with a purpose: nanotechnology research.
The Institute currently has more than 200 researchers of 18 nationalities, with an institutional h-index score of 108, with more than 2,200 articles published since its creation and it has been awarded the “Severo Ochoa” Center of Excellence ( 2017-2021 and 2021-2025).
In 2007, Prof. Miranda was elected member of the American Physical Society due to his contributions to surface magnetism and thin-film. The laureate’s current research interests focus on the application of Tunneling Spectroscopy to single molecules and nanostructures. As well as the implementation of spin-polarized STM and ARPES, the growth of quantum materials, the self-organization of functional molecules on surfaces and the magnetism of nanostructures including their applications in nanomedicine.
Recently, Professor Rodolfo Miranda Soriano has been awarded the prestigious “Miguel Catalán” 2021 Research Award granted by the Community of Madrid (watch video).
The scientific career awards Miguel Catalán are given to recognize the scientific activity and achievements carried out by active researchers. It gets its name from a great scientist of international prestige who worked at the Physical Research Laboratory of the Board for Extension of Studies.
Rodolfo Miranda Soriano has been awarded for contributing decisively to the development of Nanotechnology in Spain, he has had an impact in the field of Surface Physics in Spin and for introducing Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for its research.
In addition to having made relevant discoveries in the Magnetism of Low Dimensional Systems or in the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces in ultra-high vacuum.