Angel Rubio is a Professor of condensed matter physics at the Department of Materials of the Faculty of Chemistry in the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU), Spain and the Director of the Spanish node of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility. His research activity in the fields of theory and modelling of electronic and structural properties in condensed matter and on developing novel theoretical tools and computational codes to investigate the electronic response of solids and nanostructures to external electromagnetic fields is internationally recognized and he hasreceived numerous honors and awards. Among them we would like to mention National Prize for the best Spanish undergraduate student of physics (1989); Faculty Honour Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in physics (1992); RoyalSpanish Physical Society Prize Outstanding Young Researchers (1992); Fullbright Fellow (1993); 2001 JSPS Invitation Fellow Program for Research in Japan; 2004 Sir Allan Sewell Fellowship School of Science, Griffith University, Australia; 2004 Fellow of the Materials Science Division , the American Physical Society; 2005 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, Germany; DuPond Prize on Science, 2006. Rubio has an excellent publication record (Hirsch index 42). He is the Editor of three books two about nanotechnologies.
Biography Updated on 24 February 2009