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ICREA research professor Samuel Sánchez (Photo: IBEC).

Samuel Sánchez receives the ‘Research Excellence Award’ from the Spanish Real Society of Chemistry

Samuel Sánchez, ICREA research professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), based in the Barcelona Science Park, received the ‘Research Excellence Award’ given by the Spanish Real Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). The ceremony, which was held in the Chemistry Faculty of the University of Santiago de Compostela on last 18th of October, hosted the delivery of the awards and distinctions from the entity corresponding to the 2022 yearly edition.

Samuel Sánchez is doctor in Chemistry by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and prior to his work at IBEC, he worked at the Max Planck and Leibniz in Germany and in Japan. He received numerous awards for his pioneer work with nanobots, as well as some of the most competitive projects at national and European level, such as four ERC Grants, including the Consolidator Grant that he currently holds. He published more than 150 papers, invited to present at more than 130 conferences, and has 7 patents, one of them licensed as a spin-off in which he is co-founder.

The Real Spanish Society of Chemistry was created in 1903 as the Real Spanish Society of Physics and Chemistry, and from 1980 it started to operate in solitary. Currently, it counts with more than 5000 members, positioning it as the first Spanish scientific society in number of members, followed by the physics and mathematics, and the third European society (also in number of members), behind Germany and the Netherlands.

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