The project of a USAL researcher, Carlos Hernández, on ultrafast nanotechnology, selected by the BBVA Foundation.

The Leonardo scholarships of the BBVA Foundation have selected two leading researches on nanotechnology in their last call. Our country currently has 370 nanotechnology research groups, according to the article published by the newspaper, El País. One of the projects chosen is that of Carlos Hernández, a professor at the University of Salamanca and a member of the research group on Laser and Photonic Applications.

Moreover, he is the leading manager of this project on ultra-fast nanotechnology and, as described in the article, they have been able to create an X-ray laser, something that has been very difficult to achieve until now, due to the small wavelength of these rays. This beam is emitted in attosecond pulses, a measure that is equivalent to a trillionth of a second. The USAL researcher says that this type of technology could be applied in today’s computers and mobiles, because there is a great interest in developing it.

The other project selected by the Leonardo Scholarships BBVA Foundation is that of Pablo del Pino, Ramón y Cajal researcher who works at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and aims to create nanomedicines that could go directly to a specific place in the body. A very complicated task if we consider the fact that, as the researcher points out in the article, the immune system recognizes them as dangerous and degrades them. Hence, the importance of disguising nanomedicines, he says.

The University of Salamanca demonstrates, once again, the high level of our researchers.

My sincere congratulations!

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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