Angel Rubio is awarded foreign membership of Chinese Academy of Sciences

December 19, 2023

Angel Rubio, the MPSD’s managing director, has been awarded the foreign membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Rubio leads the MPSD’s Theory Department, which develops instruments for the study of electronic reactions of materials and molecules and the prediction of non-equilibrium phases of matter. He was recently named as the recipient of the Spanish National Research Prize.

Rubio, who was also named as recipient of the Spanish National Research Prize in October, leads the MPSD’s Theory Department, which develops instruments for the study of electronic reactions of materials and molecules and the prediction of non-equilibrium phases of matter. He is known for his highly impactful work on predicting novel materials properties at the nanometer scale, and, more recently, new non-equilibrium phases of matter, opening up the fields of cavity materials engineering and QED-polaritonic chemistry.

Being chosen as a foreign member of the CAS is a great honor, he says: “I feel very privileged to be admitted into the ranks of this historic Academy. It is truly humbling to see my name listed among those of so many researchers who have made huge contributions to our understanding of the world and the natural sciences.”

The Chinese Academy of Sciences brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches.

Angel Rubio was named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate in 2022. His work has been recognized by many awards, including the 2018 Max Born Medal and Prize, the Gold Medal of the Spanish Royal Physics Society (2016), the 2014 Premio Rey Jaime I for basic research, the DuPont Prize in Nanotechnology in 2006, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation in 2005, and two European Research Council Advanced Grants.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the European Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2017, he was appointed as distinguished research scientist at the Simons Foundation’s Center for Computational Quantum Physics. He is a member of the Leopoldina (the German National Academy of Sciences), the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the European Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea, as well as a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.

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