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Pedro Miguel Echenique Landiribar is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of the Basque Country, President of CIC nanoGUNE, the nanoscience coopeative research center and Vice-president of Euskampus Fundazioa, the Campus of International Excellence. Bachelor in Physics from the University of Navarra, PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (1976) and Doctor in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1977). He holds the honorary degree Doctor of Science by the University of Cambridge (1998) and he is Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valladolid (2000), by the Public University of Navarra (2008) and by the University Complutense of Madrid (2013). Elected Universal Basque in 1998, he is Elected Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts of Belgium, as well as, Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancements of Science. He is President of Honor of Jakiunde, the Academy of Sciences, Humanity and Arts of the Basque Country too, and since 2012 President of the Prince Asturias Prize Jury for the Scientific and Technical Research.
He has received many awards, among others, Euskadi Prize of Investigation (1996), Dupont Prize of Science (1996), Prince of Viana cultural Prize (1997), Prince of Asturias of Scientific Research Prize (1998), Max Planck Physics Prize (1998), Iberdrola Prize of Science and Technology (2002), Blas Cabrera National Prize in Physics, Materials and Earth Sciences (2005), Manel Xifra i Boada Prize in Scientific-Technical communicaction (2010), Sabino Arana Prize (2011) and LiberPress Camins Prize (2012). He has also been awarded the Great Cross of Alfonso Xth, El Sabio (1998), the Gold Medal of the University of the Basque Country (1998), the city of Donostia-San Sebastian (2000), the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (2003), and the Province of Gipuzkoa (2006), and also the distinction of Foundational Honorary Ambassador of Donostia-San Sebastián (2012).
Juan Colmenero de León is professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, and coordinator of the Research Line Polymers & Soft Matter of the Materials Physics Center (MPC), a joint center between the UPV/EHU and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Professor Colmenero graduated in Physics of Condensed Matter at the University of Navarre, where he also obtained a doctorate in Physics. He joined the Faculty of Chemistry's Materials Physics Department (UPV/EHU) in 1982, and was its head of department between 1989 and 1999. He has been visiting professor at the Institut für Festkörperforschung (the Institute of Solid State Research) (IFF) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) at different times between 1995 and 1998.Professor Colmenero has served on different international scientific committees, including: the European Spallation Source (ESS); Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble (France) and the Jülich Centre for Neutrons Science (JCNS), Jülich (Germany), and currently sits on the editorial boards of the international journals: Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics and Colloid & Polymer Science.
His scientific career has developed on the interface between modern condensed matter physics and advanced materials science, covering aspects such as the physics of non-crystalline solids, polymer materials, soft matter, bio-polymers and nano-structured materials. He has published over 350 scientific articles and given over 60 lectures at international conferences, co-authored one book and co-edited another two.Prof. Juan Colmenero has received, among other distinctions: Xabier de Munibe Award (1998); Euskadi Science and Technology Research Award (2000), and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics Medal (2003).
Ricardo Diez Muiño is the director of Donostia International Physics Center since 2013. He is also the director of the Materials Physics Center (CFM) since 2011, a joint center between the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
He obtained his degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 1991 and he received his doctorate in Physics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1996. He developed his research activity in groups of the University of Bordeaux and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. In December 2000 he was the first Fellow Gipuzkoa at DIPC and in 2003 he obtained a permanent researcher position in the CFM, where he was named Deputy Director in 2006.
His principal field of research is the Theory of Condensed Matter and, more in particular, electron dynamics in solids, surfaces, and nanostructures. He has published more than 85 scientific articles, including contributions in Science, Nature and Physical Review Letters. In 2013, he was coauthor of the book «Quantum Monte-Carlo Programming: For Atoms, Molecules, Clusters, and Solids» and coeditor of the book «Dynamics of Gas-Surface Interactions».
Alberto López Basaguren is Professor of constitutional law. He obtained his degree in political sciences from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and PhD from the University of the Basque Country (1990). He furthered his studies in Florence and Bologna (Italy). He continues his research in economic, constitutional and linguistic law and its integration in the European Community. He is formerly Secretary General of the University of the Basque Country.
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