Javier LLorca, director of IMDEA Materials Institute and professor of Materials Science at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, has been elected to the Academia Europaea in the Physics and Engineering section. The election took place during the Academy Council held in Wroclaw on September, 16th. His election to the academy recognizes his contributions in modelling the mechanical behaviour of a wide range of materials and composites, including experimental verification and data assessment. These are ground-breaking developments in our understanding of the behaviour of different materials in industrial practice under realistic stress/strain constraints.
The Academia Europaea is a European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members, who are invited to join the Academy after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia. Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, and include thirty-eight Nobel Laureates.
Established in 1988, the Academia Europaea promotes a wider appreciation of the value of European scholarship and research and makes recommendations to national governments and international agencies concerning matters affecting science, scholarship and academic life in Europe. She also encourages interdisciplinary and international research in all areas of learning, particularly in relation to European issues and identifies topics of trans-European importance to science and scholarship.