José Rivas Rey, researcher at iMATUS, will open the new academic year of the RAGC. The opening will take place today, January 31st at 7:00 PM at the Pazo de San Roque. The conference will be focused on the field of nanotechnology with the title ‘Nanotechnology: a world beyond microscopic limits.’
José Rivas holds a PhD in Physical Sciences. After conducting a research stay at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, he served as a professor at the universities of Valladolid, Burgos, and Murcia, until in 1982 he obtained the chair of electromagnetism at USC, where he began a new stage related to nanotechnology and the development of technologically relevant nanomaterials.
As a result of his research, several methods for the preparation of nanomaterials have been developed and patented in the USA, Asia, and Europe. He was one of those responsible for the launch of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, an international organization based in Braga for research in nanoscience and nanotechnology; he is a founding scientific member of the Spanish Nanotechnology Network and the Spanish Magnetism Club, which he chaired between 2009 and 2011. Additionally, he was the dean of the Faculty of Physics at USC and the director of its Department of Applied Physics. He is also the author of more than 400 articles in prestigious international scientific journals.