Dr. Ramón Escobar Galindo
Dr. Ramón Escobar Galindo (10-01-1973) is a Full Professor at the University of Seville in the Department of Applied Physics I (2019-). Graduated in Physical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1997 (Spain) received his doctorate in 2003 from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands). He initially developed his scientific career at the Institute of Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) and at the Autonomous University of Madrid (2004-2014). Subsequently, he worked for 3 years (2014-2017) as director of the Materials program in the solar thermal energy department at Abengoa Research. Between 2017-2019 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Sciences and Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Cádiz. In 2015, he completed his training with a Master in Technology Management awarded by Loyola University (Spain) and Georgetown University (USA). He has been a professor (2008-2009) at the Department of Applied Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and associate professor (2012-2014) at the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). Internationally, he has taught at the MsC course "Functional Coatings and Thin Films" at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom (2015-2017) and at the Summer School at Shantou University in China (2017).
Dr. Escobar has participated in more than 25 R&D projects (being the principal investigator in 13 of them) including national (Cenit, CDTI, Consolider, Retos) and European (FP6, FP7, H2020) programs as well as contracts with companies. His main lines of research have focused on the development of advanced multifunctional materials in thin films for energy applications (in particular concentrated solar thermal energy), optical and biomedical applications. Co-author of 117 published scientific articles (H index = 25) and more than 160 contributions to international conferences (including more than 25 invited or plenary conferences). He has co-directed 4 doctoral theses and is a co-inventor of 4 patents. Between 2013 and 2016 he was the representative of Spain in the International Union of Science and Technology Del Vacío, (IUVSTA) in the Thin Films division. Since 2019 he is a member of the scientific committee of the Spanish Association of Vacuum and its Applications (ASEVA) and of the Commission for the synchrotron beamline time allocation of the Spanish CRG SPLINE in BM25 at ESRF. He belongs to the Spanish Society of Materials (SOCIEMAT) and the Royal Spanish Physical Society (RSEF) as well as to the AENOR GET15 / GT 5 committee "Physicochemical characterization of surfaces".