María Jesús Pascual
María Jesús Pascual obtained her degree in chemistry in 1993 from the Autónoma University of Madrid (UAM), Spain, and the M.A. degree in electrochemistry. She joined the Glass Department of the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC) in 1996 to develop her Ph.D. thesis in the framework of a European JOULE project. She conducted postdoctoral stages at Otto-Schott Institute, University of Jena (Germany), the Glass Material Laboratory of UFSCar (Brazil), and Aveiro University (Portugal). In 2002, she returned to the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC) with a 3-year postdoctoral contract, after which she was awarded with a five-year researcher contract in a very competitive call. During this period, she directed one Ph.D. thesis and several M.A. theses. She obtained a permanent position as a Scientific Researcher in the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC) in June 2007. At present, she is engaged in teaching and supervising M.A. and PhD theses students. She has participated in 11 national projects, 4 international projects, and 8 cooperation projects and integrated actions. She serves now as a Principal Researcher of several national and international projects. Her main research topics are nanoglass ceramics for photonic applications, glasses, and glass ceramics for sealing, phase separation, and crystallization in glasses and modelling of sintering processes. She (co)authored more than 40 SCI papers and coinvented of a patent. She is a Member of the technical committee TC07 Nucleation, Crystallization, and Glass ceramics of the International Commission of Glass (ICG) since 2007 and of ICG Council as Spanish representative and Secretary of the Glass Section of the SECV (Spanish Society of Ceramic and Glass) since 2008. She has been awarded with the Gottardi Prize 2010 given by the ICG.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011