Angel Rubio becomes Member of Academia Europaea

Max Planck Director from Hamburg elected member of the “European Academy of Sciences”

June 08, 2016

Angel Rubio is Director of the Theory Department at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at CFEL in Hamburg. His research interests include the theory and the modeling of electronic and structural properties of condensed matter, and the development of new theoretical tools to investigate the electronic response of nanostructures, biomolecules and hybrid materials to external electromagnetic fields. His group is one of the worldwide references in the field of simulation and modeling of materials, nanostructures, and biomolecules.

Angel Rubio is Fellow of several learned societies. Since 2004, he is Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and since 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2014, he was elected Foreign Associate Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He also received numerous scientific awards, among them in 2005 a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in 2011 and 2016 two Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (ERC), and in 2014 the renowned Spanish Premio Rey Jaime I in the area of Basic Science.

Academia Europaea, founded in 1988, is one of the most prestigious European academies for researchers from across the humanities and sciences. It includes more than 3,000 members who are leaders in their respective fields, among them more than fifty Nobel Laureates. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages in the aforesaid subjects in Europe. Moreover, it provides European research institutions and governments with independent advice on scientific issues.

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