Materials Science in Spain


  • Prof. Domingo González

    1. Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Aragon Facultad de Ciencias, Iniversidad de Zaragoza-CSIC E-50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
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    • received is M. Sc. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zaragoza in 1961 and 1965, respectively, before working as a lecturer in the Department of Fundamental Physics. In 1982 he was made Professor and from 1983 to 1989 he was responsible for the R & D policy of the Aragonese Regional Government. From 1990 to 1993 he was responsible for the national programme devoted to Advanced and New Materials. His main research interests are phase transitions in solids, particularly magnetic phase transitions. He has published over 90 papers. In June 1994 he became Director of the Aragnose Institute of Materials Science, a joint institute of the University of Zaragoza and the CSIC.


Materials Science in Spain is the topic of this special issue. Here, the importance of advaned and new materials to the economic growth of a country are examined, the structure, funding, and general aims of basic and applied Spanish materials science presented, and the topics covered in the rest of the special issue introduced.