Francisco José García Vidal, Blas Cabrera National Prize 2021


Francisco José García Vidal, Full Professor at the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and IFIMAC member, has been awarded the Blas Cabrera national prize in Physical, materials and earth Sciences, in its 2021 edition.

F. J. García-Vidal started this activity during his postdoctoral stay at Imperial College of London and continued when he returned to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid at the end of 1996. During its scientific career has published 274 peer-reviewed articles. His citation record stands at more than 26.000 and the H-index is 77(WoS). The average citation per article is more than 96, and has been included in Clarivate compilation of most influential authors. Since 2004, Prof. Garcia Vidal has supervised 14 PhD theses.

This prize recognize the exceptionality and impact of his research career and the relevance of his contributions in the field of Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterial. The jury highlighted the international recognition of his career, his leadership qualities and his training work.

The Blas Cabrera National Award is one of the 2021 National Research Awards, granted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. These awards are the most important recognition in Spain in the field of scientific research. Their objective is to recognize the merit of Spanish researchers who are developing outstanding professional work of international relevance in their respective research areas and scientific fields, and exceptionally contributing to the advancement of science.

We congratulate Prof. Francisco José García-Vidal.


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