Fernando Agulló López

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Born in Mérida (Spain), got his degree of licenciado by the University Complutense de Madrid in 1956. In 1964 he obtained the Ph.D. degree by the same University. He started his scientific career in the Nuclear Energy Commission (JEN), presently CIEMAT, creating a pioneer research group on radiation damage in insulating materials. From 1970 until his retirement in 2004 had a position of full professor in the recently created Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was responsible for setting up the teaching and experimental research activities in the Physics Division under the chairmanship of Prof. Nicolás Cabrera. In 1974 he was appointed director of the Department of Optics and Structure of Matter (presently Physics of Materials), leading a broad research program on, spectroscopy and optical properties of materials, defects and mechanical properties, crystal growth, dielectrics and ferroelectrics and nonlinear optics. Since 1999, he led, together with Prof. Aurelio Climent Font, a project to install a new laboratory for the analysis and modification of materials, CMAM that was officially inaugurated in 2003. He became the first Director of CMAM in 2003. After his retirement in 2004, he continued his research activity in CMAM as emeritus professor. Most of his effort was devoted to develop a specific research line on the ion-matter interaction and on the photonic applications of ion beams with the collaboration of Dr. José Olivares from CSIC. As an output of his research activity, he has published around 350 papers, several books and monographs and has supervised 19 Ph.D. students. He has been temporarily attached to several universities (Parma, Sussex, Dijon, Lisbon) and research centres (Brookhaven National Laboratory, IBM Zürich). He is recipient of the honour medal of the Royal Spanish Physical Society, the prize of research of UAM, and the Physical Sciences prize of CEOE for 1989.

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