Roberto Carlos Salvarezza
Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Chemistry
Competition: Latin America & Caribbean
Roberto Carlos Salvarezza is a Principal Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). He has been deeply involved in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology in Argentina and Latin America. His research area comprises molecular self-assembly, biomimetic systems, and nano/microfabrication methods. After receiving his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (1981), he joined CONICET as a researcher in 1982. That same year he was also appointed Professor in the Chemistry Department of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata where he remained until 1987. He created in 1992 the Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory at the Research Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physical Chemistry in La Plata, Argentina. He has been President of the Physical Chemistry Research Association of Argentina, Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and Université Paris Sud, among others. He has published over 260 articles in international scientific journals, and he has been a member of the editorial boards of a number of international and national scientific publications. In the field of international cooperation he is the coordinator of the Argentinean-Brazilian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center. For his scientific contributions he received the Platinum Konex Award 2003 (Konex Foundation) for the 1993-2003 best trajectory in Chemistry, and the Houssay Award in 2007.