21 September 2021 2021 RSEF-BBVA Physics Awards

Pelayo García de Arquer

ICFO Prof D. Pelayo García de Arquer named 2021 recipient of Young Investigator Award for Experimental Physics Through the Physics Prizes, the Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF) and the BBVA Foundation seek to recognize creativity, effort and achievement in the field of physics, thus acting as a stimulus to professionals who carry out their work both in research - with special attention to young people- as in the fields of secondary and university education, innovation, technology and dissemination. The BBVA Foundation has collaborated with these awards since 2008, within the framework of its activity to promote scientific research and its dissemination to society.

The jury has recently announced the winners of the 2021 prizes. ICFO Group Leader Prof D. Pelayo García de Arquer was honored with the Young Investigator Award in Experimental Physic. The jury highlighted his leadership in the area of materials science with very notable contributions in optoelectronics and clean and renewable energies. They emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of his work that includes the manipulation of the transfer of energy in nanostructured materials and catalysis, bringing together knowledge of physics, chemistry of materials and photonics.

Congratulations Pelayo on this distinguished honor.