II Malaspina Award


The Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) and the Embassy of Spain in Canberra announce that The Malaspina Award 2019 has been bestowed upon Loyola University Andalusia, Spain for enhancing Australia-Spain relations and providing new international research opportunities for Spanish and Australian researchers.

Loyola University’s partnerships with five research centres from the University of Sydney and the Australian National University (ANU).

Professor Carlos Garcia-Alonso Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at Loyola has led an international research team to develop tools which are helping government and public agencies in Spain, Australia, the United Kingdom, Chile and Finland make better decisions about health care.

The research strategy has promoted exchange for 10 researchers in Australia and Spain, international collaboration on 24 European and Australian projects, and produced more than 40 scientific publications.

Professor Garcia-Alonso accepted the award on behalf of Loyola University from His Excellency Mr Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain at the 21st Canberra Science Diplomats Club on Thursday 7 November 2019, 5.30–7.30pm at the Embassy of Spain in Canberra.

Congratulations!!

Some photos of the event:


 

SRAP-IEAP members with, Carlos García-Alonso, who received the II Malaspina Award in name of the Universidad de Loyola. Credit: Luis Sánchez-Vellisco.


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Macquarie University (MQ). He is a recognised expert in the study of how the gas is converted into stars in galaxies and how this affects galaxy evolution. He graduated in Theoretical Physics at the University of Granada (2000) and completed his PhD Thesis in Astrophysics at the prestigious “Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias” (IAC, Spain) and the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2006. He moved to Australia in 2007, joining CSIRO “Astronomy and Space Science” to perform radio-interferometric observations of gas-rich galaxies at the Australian Telescope Compact Array. In 2011 he joined the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University combining instrumentation support, research, lecturing, and outreach. He was appointed as a full-time research academic at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University in May 2023. He is the president of the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), the vice-president of the Astronomical Association of Córdoba (AAC, Spain), representative in the Andalusian Astronomy Network (RAdA), and member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA), and the Australian Astronomy Society (ASA). He is a globally-recognised science communicator, with visibility in Spanish and Australian printed, broadcast, and social media. He is also a passionate amateur astronomer that uses his own equipment for capturing the beauty of the Cosmos. His stunning astronomy time-lapse videos and photos have received +1/2 million views in YouTube and have been seen in TV channels in USA, Australia and Spain, science museums worldwide, and textbooks.