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UA Professor José Miguel Martín Martínez received the 2013 Robert L. Patrick Fellowship by the Adhesion Society

It is the first time the award falls in a Spanish researcher

  JM.Martin  
  José Miguel Martín Martínez, Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, at the University of Alicante, received the 2013 Robert L. Patrick Fellowship Award from Kenneth Shull, chairman of the Adhesion Society. The distinction says: “for his fundamental and applied research in interfacial chemistry of adhesion in a significant number of areas related to adhesion in inorganic polymer systems”.  

 

José Miguel Martín Martínez, Professor in Inorganic Chemistry and director of the University of Alicante's Laboratory of Adhesion and Adhesives, has been awarded the Robert L. Patrick Fellowship from Kenneth Shull, chairman of the Adhesion Society.

Thus, the Adhesion Society has recognized his extensive scientific contributions in the field of interfacial interactions between organic and inorganic materials in adhesives and its influence in their adhesive properties within its 36th Annual Meeting. This is the highest distinction a researcher can get in the field of adhesion awarded by the most prestigious adhesion society in the world. In previous editions, this award was granted to outstanding researchers of several nationalities, but now is the first time that the award falls in a Spanish researcher.

The award was officially presented at the opening ceremony of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday, 3rd March 2013.

The elevation of a member to a "Fellow" of the Adhesion Society is understood as a formal recognition of members for their outstanding contributions to the community of Adhesion. The award also aims at commemorating the contributions made by late Robert L. Patrick to the Adhesion community. The winner must have made significant contributions in the field of adhesion for a continuous period. These contributions may be in the form of services to the Adhesion community, have generated broad and productive research and/or academic acticities, or other outstanding achievement in the field of adhesion.

The University of Alicante's Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory of the was founded by lecturer José Miguel Martín Martínez in January 1990. Its main activities include the knowledge and improvement of adhesion processes in various fields of research and industry, mainly footwear, toys, natural stone and construction, medicine and surgery, and packaging. Also, the laboratory has extensive experience in the design, modification and rheology of adhesives (contact adhesives, hot melt adhesives, thermoset adhesives, PSA adhesives).

As a result of his work since the creation of this Lab, he has published over 330 articles in international journals, 32 book chapters and more than 310 contributions in specialized conferences. He has also directed 32 doctoral theses, and has recently been appointed as a honourary member of the Romanian Society for Biomaterials.

 

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