Ángel Rubio elected as EurASc fellow
The director of the MPSD’s Theory Department, Ángel Rubio, has been elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), a body which aims to strengthen European science and scientific cooperation. The Academy elects to its membership “the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole”.
Prof. Rubio’s research focuses on the electronic and structural properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and molecular complexes. He also works on the development of theoretical tools to investigate the electronic response of materials and molecules to external electromagnetic fields.
Rubio has previously been awarded the 2018 Max Born Medal and Prize, the 2016 medal of the Spanish Royal Physical Society, the 2014 Premio Rey Jaime I for basic research, the 2006 DuPont Prize in nanotechnology, the 2005 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation and two European Research Council Advanced Grants in 2011 and 2016.
He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Academia Europaea, and a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 2017, Prof. Rubio became a distinguished research scientist at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Quantum Computing in the United States.