The Regió 7 Awards, this year in their eighteenth edition, recognize people and organizations who have excelled in different fields related to economics and society.
Xavier Obradors has been awarded the Ambassador Award, which honors a person who has excelled in his work outside Central Catalonia while broadcasting the territory.
Xavier was born in Manresa, and since 2008 he is the ICMAB director. He studied physics at the Universitat de Barcelona, and earned his PhD from the same university in 1982, having performed PhD research stays in Toulouse and Grenoble. After a period of postdoctoral fellow and Associate Professor (Prof. Titular) at the University of Barcelona, he became Research Scientist at CSIC in 1989, and Research Professor in 1992. His research interests cover a broad spectrum, from innovative materials preparation with controlled nano and microstructure, to the search for the comprehension of the physical mechanisms underlaying the magnetic and superconducting properties of materials. Currently, his research focuses in the nanoscale control of superconducting materials, with a special interest in low cost processing approaches. He is member of the "Superconducting materials and large scale nanostructures" SUMAN group at ICMAB.
For more information about the awards ceremony and the other awarded people and organizations, please visit Regió 7 website.