Congratulations to Prof. M.E. Villafuerte-Castrejón!

¡Felicidades a la Prof. María Elena Villafuerte-Castrejón!

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Our collaborator, from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), won the “Epsilon de Oro” prize to a professional life devoted to the study of Electroceramics and, in a great part, to ferro-piezoelectric ceramics. The prize was given at the XIII edition of “Electrocerámica, Reunion Nacional”, hold at the “Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP)” site in the city of Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) last 23 June, 2017.

Prof. Villafuerte-Castrejón got her B.S. degree in Chemistry, the M.S. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Ph.D. degree in Science from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México. She is working at the “Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales (IIM), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)”, as “Investigador Titular” and she is Lecturer at the School of Chemistry and the Postgraduate School of Materials Engineering at UNAM. She is the Head at the Laboratory of Chemistry for Ceramic Materials.
She got the Gabino Barreda Medal at the School of Chemistry (UNAM) in 1980, the Medal of “Mérito Universitario, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa”, Mexico, in 1992, the “Diploma al Mérito Universitario (UNAM)” in 1998 and the Recognition “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (UNAM)” in 2005.

Previous “Epsilon de Oro” prizes were given to:
2015: Prof. Emilio Morán, “Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)”.
2013: Prof. José Francisco Fernandez Lozano, “Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (ICV-CSIC)”.
2011: “Sección de Electrocerámica de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio”.
2009: Prof. Fernando M.B. Marques, “Universidade de Aveiro” (Portugal), and Prof. Carlos Moure, “Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (ICV-CSIC)”.
2007: Prof. Anthony West, University of Sheffield (UK), and Dr. Daniel Fernández Hevia, INAEL S.A. (Toledo, Spain).
2005: Prof. Xavier Obradors, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMB-CSIC), and Prof. Victor M. Orera, Institute of Materials Science of Aragón (ICMA-CSIC).
2003: Prof. Miguel Alario Franco, “Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)”, and Prof. José Arana Varela, Chemistry Institute of “Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)” (Brazil).
2001: Prof. Jesús Mendiola, Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), and Prof. Josep Fontcuberta I Griño, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMB-CSIC).
1999: Prof. Basilio Jiménez, Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), and Prof. Pedro Durán, “Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (ICV-CSIC)”.

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