Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2015
The winner was chosen for his international scientific career which reflects his leadership in the field of nanotechnology
April 15, 2015
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez has been named as the winner of the FPdGi Scientific Research Award 2015. The jury, which announced its decision on April 09th in Madrid, highlighted the winner’s very international scientific career which reflects his leadership in the field of nanotechnology. Samuel Sánchez’s work has had a particularly important impact on the pioneering design of self-propelled nanorobots, which could improve targeted drug delivery, and have potential environmental applications.
Since January 2015, this young researcher has been working at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), where he heads up the "Smart nano-bio-devices" group as an ICREA researcher ‒ a foundation that promotes elite scientific research by recruiting top professionals from all over the world.
The open call for nominations for this edition of the Awards received a total of 167 entries, of which 42 were for the Scientific Research category. With a prize of €10,000 and a reproduction of a sculpture by the artist Juan Muñoz, the awards will be presented during the IMPULSA Forum 2015, in an event being held on 25 June which will be presided over by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain.