Miquel Salmeron

Miquel Salmeron is a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was born in Catalonia, Spain, and received his B.A in physics from the University of Barcelona. He earned a Ph.D. degree at the University Autonoma of Madrid in 1975, and in 1984 he moved to his present position in Berkeley.

His research is centered on the atomic scale structure and properties of matter including mechanical, chemical and physical properties of surfaces and interfaces for applications in the electronics technology, catalysis and environmental science. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996 and of the American Vacuum Society in 2003. He received the Outstanding Research Award in 1996 and the Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award in Materials Chemistry in 1995 from the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2004 he received the Klaus Halbach Award for development of innovative instrumentation at the Advanced Light Source.

He serves in the Advisory Board of the ALS in Berkeley, and the Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia in Barcelona, Spain. He has served on national and international review committees in the US, Austria, Holland and Spain.

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