For his contribution to the development and strengthening of science, chemistry professor at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and member of the National Researchers System, Gonzalo Martínez Barrera, will receive the State Award for Science and Technology, in the area of Engineering and Technology.
The award from the State of Mexico Science and Technology Council (Comecyt) is an acknowledgment of Martínez Barrera’s extraordinary work and important contributions to the area of research, as well as an outstanding teaching record spanning 15 years at UAEM and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
A doctor in Material Science at UNAM, Martínez Barrera has been a member of the National Researchers System since 1997. He studied at UNAM for his Bachelor of Physics, Master’s and PhD in Materials Science before holding a postdoctoral position at the University of North Texas.
During a long and distinguished career, he had published articles in many international magazines and has taught students from the bachelor to postgraduate level.
At present, Dr. Martínez Barrera carries out research on composite materials and their modification through the use of gamma radiation, mainly in construction materials. It is expected that his research will form part of the solution to improving deterioration caused in buildings, as well as the production of lighter construction materials that are much stronger than those currently available.