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Monday, 10 January 2022

Prof. Laura Lechuga receives Doctorate “Honoris Causa” from the University of Cadiz

The University of Cadiz assigned this honour to its former student Prof. Laura Lechuga in recognition of the impact of her research and the international relevance of her outstanding career.

At the end of 2021, the Senate of the University of Cadiz (Spain) approved the investiture as Honorary Doctors (Honoris Causa) of Prof. Laura M. Lechuga Gómez, leader of the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, and of renowned writer Almudena Grandes (who deceased in November 2021).

Prof. Lechuga, who was born in Seville, graduated in Chemistry from the University of Cadiz in 1986 and received her PhD in Chemistry from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1992. Currently, she is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and group leader at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

The Senate of the UCA has valued "the scope and international relevance of Laura Lechuga's brilliant scientific career, which began in the classrooms of our Faculty of Science, where she trained as a chemist", and has approved her investiture as Doctor Honoris Causa "for her commitment to the transfer and development of technologies and patents to provide clinical and social utility to the relevance of her research and findings, for being a symbol of the exemplary nature of the scientific community during the pandemic and a model for the children and, above all, the girls of Andalusia".