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Impact of the Advanced Microscopies in Material and Life Sciences
Prof Manuel Ricardo Ibarra García, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Zaragoza; HKUST IAS Visiting Fellow
Date : 18 Sep 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : IAS2042, 2/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
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New microscopies based on the use of electron/ions sources and tunnel effect have allowed exploring the matter down to the scale of the constituent atoms. They also have established new processes for nanofabrication. Life sciences are increasing their capability to investigate cell structures, virus and proteins. The speaker will report some examples of how they influence in new therapies and diagnosis. They allow the fabrication of nanostructures giving rise to new physical phenomena that can provide new functionalities. In this lecture, the speaker will revise the impact of the aberration corrected electron microscopy to obtain information of the structure and chemical composition at atomic level.


About the speaker

Prof Manuel Ricardo Ibarra García received his BSc in Physics from the University of Granada in 1979 and his PhD in Physics from the University of Zaragoza in 1983. He is the Founding Director of the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, Director of the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, President of the Spanish Integrated Infrastructure for Electron Microscopy of Materials, and Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He also serves as the Head of the Magnetism Section of the European Physical Society and a managing partner of three spin-off companies.

Prof Ibarra’s research excellence was recognized by the region of Aragon and the Spanish government. He has made major contributions in areas such as magnetic anisotropy in rare earth intermetallics, colossal magnetoresistance in mixed valent magnetic oxides, giant magnetocaloric effect alloys and the applications of nanoparticles in biomedicine and magnetoresistive sensors.

Prof Ibarra was awarded the Plaque of Honour AEC-2014 by the Spanish Scientists Association and the CSIC Honor Tribute (2009) by the Spanish National Research Council. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland (2008). In 2016, he was elected Academician of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical, Chemical and Natural Sciences of Zaragoza.

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  The lecture is free and open to all. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.



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