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Diego G. Lamas

President of the Latin American Crystallographic Association
Licenciate in Physics - University of Buenos Aires - 1992; PhD in Physics - University of Buenos Aires - 1999.
Principal Researcher at the Argentine National Research and Technical Council (CONICET, Argentina) and Associate Professor at the Science and Technology School of the National University of San Martín (Argentina).
He is author of 106 articles published in international journals, 35 reports of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS, Brazil), 30 papers in international congresses, 64 papers in national (Argentinian) journals and 5 book chapters. He presented more than 300 works in international and national congresses, symposiums and conferences. He was head of 11 projects since 2001 related to novel materials for Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) with grants of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion (ANPCyT), CONICET and Antorchas Foundation (all from Argentina).
He was advisor or co-advisor of 8 PhD theses and 8 degree theses, one postdoctoral fellowship and 2 asistant researchers.
He received awards from the Argentine Secretary of Science and Technology of Argentina (2005 Bernardo Houssay Award), the Argentine Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (2007 Hans Schumacher Award in the field of Nano Physical Chemistry) and RECyT-Mersur jointly with UNESCO (2004 Mercosur-UNESCO Award in the field of Energy and 2010 Mercosur-UNESCO Award in the field of Nanotechonology), among others.
Together with other colleagues of his country, Dr. Diego Lamas promoted the creation of the Argentine Association of Crystallography (AACr) in 2004 and he was its president from November 2011 to October 2014. In 2014, he was the coordinator of the activities carried out in Argentina in the frame of the International Year of Crystallography. Since that year he is the chair of the Organizing Committee of the Crystals Growth Competition for Secondary Schools of the AACr. Since November 2016, he is president of the Latin American Association of Crystallography (LACA). He is also chair of the Advisory Board of the National X-ray System of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation since 2013. In addition, he is member of the Commission on Crystallographic Teaching of the International Union of Crystallography and of the Steering Committee of the Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia and Middle East Project (LAAAMP).