After obtaining her PhD at ICMAB on 2007, Mariona did her postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and at University of Maryland (USA). She came back at ICMAB in 2010, and obtained the Ramon y Cajal Researcher position in 2014. Her research interests are focused on novel materials for energy applications, such as superconducting materials or materials for photovoltaics.
The Research Award "For Women in Science", of 15,000 €, will be devoted to support and promote the project developed at ICMAB by Mariona Coll during the following year. The awards ceremony will take place in Madrid on November 22, 2017.
The Jury of this XII Edition was composed by the following scientists:
- Pedro Miguel Echenique, Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), President of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and Prince of Asturias Award on Scientific Research on 1998
- Avelino Corma, Research Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Valencia ITQ (CSIC / UPV), Founder of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Valencia ITQ (CSIC / UPV) and Prince of Asturias Award on Scientific Research on 2014
- Teresa Rodrigo, Professor at the University of Cantabria, Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
- Pilar López Sancho, Research Professor at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC)
On 2016, one of the Research Awards L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" was awarded to another ICMAB scientist: Anna Laromaine, researcher at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group (N&N).