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Daniel García González, new member of the Young Academy of Spain


The Associate Professor Daniel García González, from the Dept. of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, is one of the ten young researchers that have been elected from among 104 candidates to join the Young Academy of Spain. The main objective of this organisation is the visibility and representation of young scientists and it is linked to the Global Young Academy.

Daniel García González, nuevo miembro de la Academia Joven de España

Last Monday, 12th of June, the General Meeting of the Young Academy of Spain, in a special meeting, elected 10 new Academics from among 104 candidates. The selection process involved an independent international committee made up of highly prestigious researchers covering different areas of knowledge. In addition to academic merits, other factors were taken into account, such as the diversity of the candidates and the multidisciplinary nature of their work.

The average age of the ten new academics is 38 and there is an equal number of men and women among them. Their profiles cover different fields of knowledge including archaeology, art, sports science, study of materials, philology, physiology, history, industrial, mechanical and aerospace engineering and immunology.

The new academic from UC3M, Daniel García González, is 30 years old and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis. An industrial engineer and Doctor from UC3M with an international honourable mention, he did a postdoc at University of Oxford where he studied the mechanical behaviour of brain tissues and their functional response. He is currently PI of an ERC Starting Grant project (4D-BIOMAP; GA 947723), an ERC Proof of Concept project (ISBIOMECH; GA 101081713) and other national projects. He has started a multidisciplinary laboratory, called MULTIBIOSTRUCTURES Lab, which experimentally develops new multifunctional materials, as well as theoretical formulations combining mechanics with other physics and their applications to bioengineering problems in the framework of a wide network of international collaborations. He has carried out other research stays in numerous prestigious institutions.

With Daniel García González joining the Young Academy of Spain, UC3M now has two members in the institution, after Juan Antonio Mayoral Díaz-Asensio (from the Department of Social Sciences) joined last year.

The Young Academy of Spain was founded in 2019 by seven Spanish researchers who are members of the Global Young Academy. Its main objective is to give visibility to the best young researchers in our country and to encourage vocations at an early age. One of its distinguishing features is that membership of the Academy is limited to 5 years, which preserves the youth of the corporation's 50 academics, with 10 new academics joining each year to replace those whose membership ends that year.

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