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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

ICN Dr. Amelia Barreiro awarded the prestigious “Agustin de Betancourt y Molina” 2011 Prize for Young Researchers.

ICN Dr. Amelia Barreiro receives the prestigious “Agustin de Betancourt y Molina” 2011 Prize for Young Researchers, awarded by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and the “Pro Rebus Academiae” Foundation

The Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and the “Pro Rebus Academiae” Foundation have announced the Young Researcher Prizes for 2011. The “Agustin de Betancourt y Molina” prize has been awarded to Dr. Amelia Barreiro Megino, who obtained her doctorate at ICN, and the “Juan López de Penalver” prize to Dr. Pedro Jiménez Guerrero.The President of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, Mr. Elias Fereres together with the President of the Commission, Mr. Antonio Luque, presented the prizes in a ceremony in Madrid on October 18th.

The Young Researcher Prizes, "Agustin de Betancourt y Molina" and "Juan López de Penalver", are awarded to researchers younger than 36 who have developed their research within the engineering and architecture fields, with practical application in sciences or historical or social aspects in Spain.

Dr. Amelia Barreiro received the prize based on her research undertaken with Dr. Adrian Bachtold's Quantum Nanelectronics Group at the ICN. Her key contribution was in the field of thermal motors based on nanotubes, but also highly valued was her work on graphene, co-published with Dr. Adrian Bachtold in several high impact journals.

Each prize includes a financial endowment of 18.000€. Further details on the call and basis of presentation can be found at: http://www.real-academia-de-ingenieria.org

Quantum Nanoelectronics Group