“Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Young Researchers Awards 2023

  • 11 October, 2023
  • News

Winners of the 2023 “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Awards

The winners of the 2023 Edition of the “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Young Researchers Awards have been:

First Prize

Juan LUENGO MARQUEZ for the paper: “Force-dependent elasticity of nucleic acids”, Nanoscale 15, 6738 (2023).

Second Prize

Nuria JIMÉNEZ AREVALO for the paper: “MoS2 Photoelectrodes for Hydrogen Production: Tuning the S‑Vacancy Content in Highly Homogeneous Ultrathin Nanocrystals”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 15, 33514 (2023).

Objective of the “Chema Gómez-Rodríguez” Awards

The aim is 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 02 November 2022
  • The candidate can be either a PhD student or a young postdoc who has defended his/her PhD after 01 January 2023
  • Two different candidates cannot present the same publication.

First prize

  • 1000 € (after taxes)
  • A certificate
  • Invited talk in the INC Young Researchers Meeting on 15 December 2023.

Second prize

  • 500 € (after taxes)
  • A certificate
  • Invited talk in the INC Young Researchers Meeting on 15 December 2023.

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 complete the form below before 3 November 2023. 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

Family Name

First Name

Your Email

Co-author(s) member(s) of INC

Date of PhD degree (if applicable)

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Summary of the main results of the contribution, justifying the candidate’s contribution (Maximum 500 words, max. 1Mb)

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