Chateando con la Ciencia: Concepción Aldea

Chateando con la Ciencia: Infinity on a chip – Thursday 18th January

On Thursday 18th January a new session of the VIII edition of the Cycle of talks “Chateando con la Ciencia” will take place, organised by the Real Zaragoza Tennis Club with the collaboration of the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon, INMA, a joint institute of the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza with the conference of Concepción Aldea, Professor of Electronics at the University of Zaragoza and member of the Institute for Research in Engineering of Aragon (I3A) who will give a talk entitled: Infinity on a chip.

Summary of the talk: In just 75 years, the most important economic, social and technological changes in human history have taken place. The origin of this revolution lies in a device that is now smaller than a virus: the transistor. Among the technologies that have made this new era possible are microelectronics, new materials, bioengineering and computing. The big bang of this revolution has been the development of microelectronics, providing us with ever smaller, faster and better performing integrated circuits. But have we ever imagined what is hidden inside these devices? It is striking that there is a huge gap between something as everyday as using our smartphone, which we use every day for almost everything, and the almost complete lack of knowledge that most of society has of the advanced technology that makes it work. Therefore, in this talk we propose a journey inside a chip and the history of how we have reached the current scenario in a few decades thanks to the invention of the transistor.

Concha Aldea is Professor of Electronics at the University of Zaragoza and a member of the Aragon Institute for Research in Engineering (I3A). She is a recognised expert in microelectronic design. Her career is divided into two stages: 1990-1993 as a researcher in the Sensors Area of the Centro de Investigación y Tecnología de Cables de Comunicaciones S.A., and from 1994 to date in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications of the University of Zaragoza. His current lines of research include the design of mixed ASICs for advanced communications systems, smart antennas and beamformer chips for the deployment of 6G technology, as well as satellite communications. This activity is reflected in the publication of 44 articles in JCR journals and 130 papers, most of them presented at prestigious international conferences. He has collaborated in different research tasks and scientific direction of 45 research projects in national and regional public calls. He has carried out activities as an evaluator both for private certifiers and in the State R&D&I Programme. He has supervised doctoral theses, final projects and pre-doctoral scholarships. He has carried out several research stays (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of New Mexico State University)

in which he has deepened in the use and development of specific techniques and methodologies. He has taught all the subjects of the Electronics Area of the Univ. of Zaragoza, including master and doctorate courses. She has participated in the design and implementation of the University of Zaragoza’s own degree: Postgraduate in Microsystems and Intelligent Instrumentation, of which she has been director in the period 2015-2021. Along with this teaching, research and scientific management work, she has been carrying out a great activity in dissemination and university teaching innovation, where she has obtained several recognitions and awards, such as the Santander Award and Santander Bank Chair in the years 2015, 17 and 2023. He is a member of the group of scientific monologists of the University of Zaragoza, RISARCHERS, reaching the FAMELAB 2017 final. Her latest project has been her participation as a presenter and scriptwriter in the two seasons of the popular science programme Agujero de Gusano broadcast by Aragón Televisión, a format that combines science and humour to discover the science hidden in each territory.

The talk will be offered in combined face-to-face mode at the Real Zaragoza Club de Tenis (Ctra. Del aeropuerto KM 7.800) and on-line. In order to access the talk in the on-line modality it is necessary to request an access code to the following e-mail address: before 16 January 2024.


Announcing poster


Jan 18 2024


19:00 - 20:00

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