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IAS Senior Visiting Member
Prof Manuel Ricardo IBARRA GARCÍA
Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
University of Zaragoza
Research Areas:
Magnetic Properties of Nanostructured Materials, Application of Nanotechnology in Biomedicine

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 García'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 García 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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