In an act presided by the magnificent Rector of the University of Cantabria, D. Federico Gutierrez-Solana Salcedo and held in Santander has become the 15th Prize for research Burdinola delivery to Dr. Inmaculada Ortiz Uribe in recognition of the value of investigations around advanced processes of separation and application of membrane technologies development. This recognition was awarded by extension to the Group of advanced processes of separation (SOSPROCA-PAS) of the University of Cantabria, place where the researcher carries out its professional activity. At the ceremony, has been presenting the corresponding diploma and staffing economic, consisting of 24,000 euros. The table of Presidency of the Act has been formed by the Rector of the University of Cantabria, D.
Federico Gutierrez-Solana Salcedo, the Vice-Rector of research and knowledge transfer from the University of Cantabria, D. Jose Carlos Gomez salt, which has exposed the glossing of the award-winning; the President of the Fundacion Universidad-empresa Euskoiker, D. Juan Andres Legarreta, President of the jury, D. Fernando Tejerina and the Director General of Burdinola D. Kepa Xabier Koskorrotza, who has made delivery of the award. Delivery has counted with the assistance of a hundred people, mostly from academia and the world of research, among those who were professionals in various departments of the University of Cantabria, from the University of the Basque country, the Complutense University, the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna.
In his speech, the Director General de Burdinola has recalled the value of research activity to bring progress to the entire society and the importance of people in this field. He has also a special reference to the enthusiasm of the researchers professionals as a quality to be extended to many other areas. The event has been closed with the words of the magnificent Rector of the University of Cantabria, who has thanked Burdinola his social sensitivity and its careful selection of the jury. The PremiadLa Dra immaculate Ortiz Uribe is Lda in chemical sciences and started in 1985 at the University of London, his expertise in the field of foundations and applications of selective membranes, theme which has achieved international recognition. Since 1992 it is linked to the University of Cantabria, where he holds his activity as Professor of chemical engineering. Advanced separation processes research group has consolidated under his leadership. This group carried out abundant research, mainly in three areas: the environment and protection of natural resources, agri-food and chemical industry. The Group has established numerous agreements with companies and institutions to develop projects ranging from basic research to the provision of services and the permanent technical advice on activities of r & d, innovation or analytical services. The results of his research have been moved to the field of industry through the creation of a technological company that is responsible for putting the solutions found in market value. 15 years supporting the Investigacionel Prize born Burdinola activity, dedicated to the creation of spaces for science, and their close contact with research teams working in diverse fields. This everyday experience, arises the concern of the Organization to contribute in some way to the recognition, appreciation and encouragement of the scientific community, materialized in 1993 with the creation of the Burdinola research award. Since its inception, the award has directed to different disciplines, areas and research specialties, using the Expert Council and the own initiative of the company. In the list of winners with the prize of investigation Burdinola include great names of Spanish scientific activity.