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Last Friday, the Board of Trustees approved the nomination of researcher Emilio Lora-Tamayo (Madrid, 1950) as the new president of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He takes over for astrophysicist Rafael Rodrigo. From 2008 to the time of this appointment, Lora-Tamayo held the position of director of the CSIC Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona. He was also president of this institution from 2003 to 2004 and vice-president for Scientific and Technical Research from 1996 to 2003. 

He holds a PhD in Physical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and has been a full professor of Electronics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1989. Lora-Tamayo specializes in the fields of physics and technology for semiconductors, silicon-based devices and circuits, and micro- and nano-systems.

The CSIC belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and is the largest public institution devoted to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. The CSIC, which has a delegation in Catalonia, is a member of the Biocat Board of Trustees.

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