New edition of the New Materials for a Better Life! workshop to be held on November 16

On Wednesday November 16, BCMaterials will hold a new edition of its workshop New Materials for a Better Life! This symposium, which will bring together prestigious scientists, will serve to commemorate the first ten years of history of this BERC center sponsored in 2012 by the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science.

The appointment will take place from 9:00 h. in the auditorium of the Martina Casiano building on the scientific campus of the UPV/EHU in Leioa. Admission is free, although those interested in attending must register in advance on the web, until November 9 inclusive.

“New Materials for a Better Life, in addition to the name of our annual workshop, is the motto of BCMaterials”, explains its scientific director, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez. "It perfectly reflects our commitment to provide solutions from the science of new materials that help meet the great challenges of today’s world in terms of energy, environment, health and new technologies".

These four research areas will be present in the different blocks of the workshop:

Block 1: From the beginning to consolidation. A review of the origins of the center and its growth through research projects and internationalization.

Speakers: José Luis Vilas (Labquimac. UPV/EHU), José Ramón Dios (Gaiker), Raquel González and Roberto Fernández de Luis (BCMaterials).

Block 2: Expanding actions and interactions. The present of the center's research, through the impact of advanced materials in biomedicine and the environment, as well as the importance of neutronics and computing for the characterization and design of new materials.

Speakers: Lara Herrera del Val (Biocruces), Koro de la Caba (Biomat. UPV/EHU), José María Porro and Viktor Petrenko (BCMaterials), Ivan Coluzza and Ivan Infante (BCMaterials).

Block 3: Challenges, opportunities and needs: The next ten years. A projection into the future and the role that areas as important as energy, sustainability and computing will play.

Speakers: Amaia Esquisabel (Director of Research of the Basque Government), Enrique Solano (Kipu Quantum / Quanvia), Olga Martín (Director of Aclima. Basque Environment Cluster), Cristina del Amo Mateos (Biocruces) and Teófilo Rojo (UPV/EHU).

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