SRAP participates in La Cámara’s Harbour Bridge Networking event

Today, Dr Christian Criado-Pérez (UNSW) -SRAP Industry Liaison- and Dr Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University) -SRAP President- have participated in the networking event with La Cámara (The Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce), today, Wednesday 9th August 2023, entitled “Harbour Bridge Networking“.

This networking event, jointly organised by La Camara & Fever, was another excellent opportunity to meet with people who are interested in SRAP activities and research, as well as explore further collaborations between academia and industry.

From left to right: Sylvia Fernandez (President of La Cámara), Rod Noel (Event Manager and Marketing Specialist of La Cámara), Dr Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University and SRAP President) and Dr Christian Criado-Pérez (UNSW and SRAP Industry Liaison) during this networking event.

In this event, the President of La Cámara, Sylvia Fernandez, confirmed to participate in the panel discussion about connecting academic research with industry and science diplomacy that we will have in our 2023 SRAP Research Forum “A Connected World” at Macquarie University (Sydney) on Friday, 3rd Nov. We also had the opportunity to meet and talk with Rod Noel, Event Manager and Marketing Specialist of La Cámara, who show his excitement about the new collaborations that SRAP are starting with some of the industries of La Cámara. We all discussed organising a joint SRAP – La Cámara event early in 2024.

We also enjoyed the photo exhibition with the best photographic works by the world-renown American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist Steve McCurry. His  Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographic several times.


About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

A/Prof 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.