Competition: Latin America & Caribbean
Education: Center for Calculations, Universidad de Los Andes
Anwar Hasmy is Professor at Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela. He has published more than sixty scientific articles, most of them in the area of nanotechnology (nanowires and nanostructured materials), but also has made many contributions in the area of statistical physics, fluids, bioinformatics, and more recently in the field of Science, Technology and Society.
He has coedited two special issues, one in the Journal of Sol-gel Science and Technology and the other in Revista Mexicana de Física, as well a book on societal implications of nanotechnology. He has been responsible for many Venezuelan, French, and Spanish collaborative projects.
Mr. Hasmy obtained his physics degree at La Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1991, and his Ph.D. at the Université Montpellier in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he spent one year in Paris as a postdoctoral student at the French National Research Council (CNRS) and a second year in Madrid at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). When he returned to his country he accepted an appointment as an associate researcher at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), where he worked from 1997 to 2005, and he also taught in the Ph.D. program.
From 2005 to 2007, he was a guest scientist, first at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for six months, and then for two years in the at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland, and in 2010 he was an invited research for three months at the french National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
He was a founder member and general director of the Venezuelan Nanotechnology Network (2010-2014), also has been president of the National Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation in Venezuela (2014-2016), and vicepresident of the Science & Technology Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries. (NAM S&T Centre) (2015-2017).
Mr. Hasmy has received two scientific awards in his country: the Polar Foundation Prize in 2001 for his scientific performance, and in 2003 the Venezuelan Ministry of Science and Technology’s award for the best publication in natural sciences.