Alfonso J. Vázquez Vaamonde

Category: Professor
Birth Date: 13th November 1939
Birth Place: Viveiro (Lugo)
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He took a degree in Chemical Sciences at Santiago University in 1961 and a doctor's degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Complutense University in Madrid in 1972. In 1986, he got a certificate in Research Management. In 1988, he got a certificate of European Institutions at the Diplomatic School. In 1986 and 1987, he was the Spanish representative in the European Community of Coal and Steel. In 1994, he became president of the Association of Research Workers at the Council of Scientific Investigations and secretary of the Spanish Society of Materials in 1997. Nowadays, he is a research worker at the Council of Scientific Investigations within the Corrosion and Protection Department of the National Centre of Metallurgical Investigations in Madrid. His research activity focussed mainly in the field of protection processes corrosion in metallic materials, modification of the surface and treatment of smelted metal, laser and concentrated solar energy and diamond position under atmospheric pressure by means of acetylene flame. He directed several doctoral theses, published about a hundred works in international scientific magazines and collaborated in the publication of some books.

 Work & Activities

He gave courses and lectures of his speciality at several Spanish Universities, at the Autonomous University in Mexico and at La Havana University. He is the organizer and director of the biennial course "Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Modificación de la Superficie de los Materiales Metálicos" (Science and Engineering of the Surface Modification on Metallic Materials'). He got the archaeometallurgy research prizes from the County Council of Pontevedra for his studies on the axes of Samieira and the 'silver pin' from the EGGA for his contribution to the development of galvanization by means of hot immersion. He collaborated with articles in some Galician newspapers such as Diario de Pontevedra and La Región, among others.