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Honorary Doctorate for Professor Herbert Danninger

The Dean of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry was awarded the Honorary Doctorates of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has awarded two researchers the highest academic distinction given to an individual for their academic, scientific or artistic endeavors: Herbert Danninger and Alberto Molinari, experts in the field of Materials Science and Engineering and professors at the TU Wien and the University of Trento, respectively.

During the investiture ceremony, held on January 29th at the Aula Magna auditorium of the Getafe campus, Rector Juan Romo presented the new honorary doctors the articles that symbolize this recognition: the medallion of Doctor, the laureate cap, the Ring of Wisdom, the Book of Science and white gloves. “They are two exemplary figures in their field of knowledge,” said Mónica Campos, their sponsor, during the ceremony. Campos is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering. This department and the Álvaro Alonso Barba Technological Institute of Chemistry and Materials promoted the investiture of the new doctors honoris causa.

With more than 400 scientific publications in renowned journals, Danninger and Molinari have taught for more than a quarter of a century and held important posts at their universities. “Both have known how to maintain continuous relations with companies from the sector, allowing and facilitating an effective transmission of knowledge to companies,” said Campos. In his acceptance speech, Herbert Danninger said that it was a great honor to receive this degree from a university he has collaborated with for many years as a result of a shared interest in powder metallurgy. Professor Alberto Molinari, who also participated in these joint research projects and teaching under the auspices of the Höganäs Chair, was deeply moved by the new honorary doctorate award. In his speech, he defended teaching and research as complementary and basic paths at university. In addition, both mentioned the collaboration with Full Professor José Manuel Torralba, who was also attending the event as the regional government’s head of the Directorate General for Universities and Research.

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