After a demanding evaluation by several members of ICIQ’s Scientific Committee, we are extremely happy to announce that José-Ramón Galán-Mascarós and Atsushi Urakawa have each received tenure at ICIQ.
The evaluation committee cited Galán-Mascarós as a highly creative, enthusiastic, and productive researcher. He has focused his research throughout the last five years on the development of molecular materials with combination of chemical and physical properties (redox, magnetic, electrical and/or optical, etc…). The committee viewed his work in the area of chiral magnetism as being particularly exciting and promising.
“I want to thank all my past and present colleagues and team members because without them it would not have been possible. Working at ICIQ is a privilege for me. Knowing I will be able to keep doing so is a dream come true” said Galán-Mascarós.
As for Urakawa, the committee highlighted the fact that he brings a unique set of skills to the Institute that include chemical engineering, in situ spectroscopy and computer modelling of timely research problems in catalysis. They were also particularly impressed with Urakawa’s invention of modulation enhanced diffraction (MED) method, and its application to important problems in catalysis.
“Being tenured at ICIQ is a tremendous reward” said Urakawa. “This is definitely an important step in my career as a researcher and a group leader, giving me a firm confidence in the direction and approach we have been taking to solve scientific and societal problems related to chemistry. I sincerely thank ICIQ for giving me priceless continuous support and also thank my hard-working past and present colleagues.”