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UA researcher Javier García Martínez receives from Queen Sofía the 2014 Jaime I Prize in New Technologies


Alicante, 24 November 2014

Researcher from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and director of the Laboratory of Molecular Nanotechnology at the University of Alicante (NANOMOL), Javier García Martínez will be handed out from Queen Sofia the Jaime I Award in New Technologies tomorrow, Tuesday 25 November. The event that will take place at 12.30pm in the Market of Valencia, will have a broad representation of the Valencian society, such as CEO responsible for the awards, Professor Santiago Grisolía, chairman of the Rey Jaime I Prizes Foundation; President of the Valencian government, Alberto Fabra; President of the Valencia Advanced Studies Foundation, Vicente Boluda; mayor of the city, Rita Barberá and UA President, Manuel Palomar.

García Martínez was awarded the 2014 Jaime I Prize in New Technologies 2014 on 3 June after the decision was public by a jury consisting of 80 people, including 19 Nobel Prizes. The awards granted by the Rey Jaime I Awards Foundation celebrate the 26th anniversary this year and awarded to five other professionals from different fields of knowledge. They are intended as a meeting point for scientific and business communities to promote the research and scientific development in Spain. The six €100,000 awards each, make them one of the best rewarded in the country.

Founder of MIT’s TBC Rive Technology, Javier García Martínez, is also a member of the Board of Nanotechnology at the World Economic Forum. He is considered to be one of most internationally renowned researchers in the Alicante, mainly in the field of nanotechnology applied to hydrocarbons, with the revolutionary aim of transforming oil refining. Not surprisingly, his research works has been highlighted on several occasions by centres like MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious in the world to promote technology transfer and entrepreneurship.

Alongside UA expert, other researchers will also receive the award: Angel Rubio in Basic Research, Enrique Sentana Iváñez in Economics, Lina Badimon in Medical Research, Pedro Jordano in Protection of Nature and Jose Vicente Tomás in Entrepreneurship.

After the ceremony, a meeting amongst winners, employers and those sponsored will be held at the venue of the Rey Jaime I Prizes Foundation, number 7 of Pintor Lopez street.


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