“Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Young Researchers Awards 2022

  • 25 October, 2022
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The winners of the 2022 Edition of the “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Young Researchers Awards have been:

First Prize

Dr. Ruth Pulido Venegas for the paper: “Experimental and density functional theory study ofthe Li+ desorption in spinel/layered lithium manganese oxide nanocompositesusing HCl.”, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 441, 136019.

Ruth Pulido Venegas investigated lithium desorption from lithium manganese oxides LMO used to make lithium-ion sieves (LIS).The results showed that lithium-rich LMO require higher temperature for desorption, which is a key finding of great relevance to batteries.Ruth Pulido isthe first author. She conceptualized and designed the study, synthesized LMO composites,characterized LMO composites and LIS, and carried out DFT and other calculations. We have especially valued the role of Ruth Pulido in all the steps of the work.

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Second Prize

Dr. Francisco J. Matute-Cañadas for the paper: “Signatures of Interactions in the Andreev Spectrum of Nanowire Josephson Junctions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 197702 (2022). In this case, the role of Francisco Matute-Cañadasi n understanding the physics underlying the observation of unexpected additional lines in microwave spectroscopy of the Josephson junction of nanowires is especially valued. He has developed a procedure to tackle the required complex calculations that allowed addressing a multichannel superconducting system in the presence of Coulomb and spin-orbit interactions.

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Objective of the “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Awards

To promote excellent work of the young scientists of the Nicolás Cabrera Institute (INC) by recognizing their contributions in high impact publications.


    “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Young Researchers Awards

  • The publication has to include at least one member of the INC, and “Instituto Nicolás Cabrera” must be in the affiliation.
  • Date of the publication must be after 01 November 2021
  • The candidate can be either a PhD student or a young post doc who has defended his/her PhD after 01 January 2022
  • Two different candidates cannot present the same publication.

First prize

  • 1000 € (after taxes)
  • A certificate
  • Invited talk in the INC Young Researchers Meeting on 16 December 2022.

Second prize

  • 500 € (after taxes)
  • A certificate
  • Invited talk in the INC Young Researchers Meeting on 16 December 2022.

Awards committee

The panel will be the scientific advisory committee of INC.

Award criteria

Relevance and impact of the publication to the state-of-the-art in the field. Significant contribution of the candidate to the published work.


Candidates should fill in the following form before 15 November 2022. It includes:

  • One pdf file with the publication to be considered.
  • A brief summary describing the applicant’s contribution to the work, relevance of the work in the field and outlook of the research

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