INMA researcher Silvia Irusta Alderete, RAÍCES Award (2022 Edition)
Silvia Irusta receives the RAÍCES award, aimed at Argentine scientists, researchers and technologists who live abroad and actively collaborate with the strengthening of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina.
Dr. Silvia Irusta Alderete, Professor at the University of Zaragoza at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), a joint institute of the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza, has been awarded in the RAÍCES 2022 awards in the area of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Materials in recognition of her important work for the strengthening of networks of Argentine scientists abroad, a fundamental part of the country’s development in an increasingly interconnected world.
For these Awards, in the 2022 edition, a total of 52 nominations were received for the RAICES Awards. As for the countries of residence of the nominated scientists, they reside in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and United States.
Silvia Irusta holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, where she worked as a teacher and researcher between 1989 and 2004. She obtained a Ramón y Cajal Contract in 2004 and at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), where she subsequently worked as a contract professor from 2009 and as a full professor since 2019 at the same University. She is currently doing research at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, where she studies the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials for their application in different fields. His work includes the development of catalysts for the elimination of pollutants in water or fossil fuel emissions, and the development of materials for the regeneration of bone tissue, dressings with bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, and injectable nanoparticles for the on-demand release of painkilling drugs. From Spain, it has collaborated with the National University of Litoral, the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, the Institute of Development and Design, and the Chemical Research and Technology Centre of CONICET and the Córdoba Regional Faculty of the National Technological University of Argentina.
The presentation of the Raíces Awards, in its 2022 Edition, took place on 16 March 2023. The event was attended by various national and foreign authorities and also by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Nation of Argentina, Mr. Daniel Filmus, and was broadcast on the official YouTube channel of the Ministry.