30 January 2023

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She also suggested introducing pharmaceuticals into the pores of mesoporous silica materials to achieve the controlled release of pharmaceuticals, which would open up a new therapeutic and research field. The Faculty of Chemistry proposed that as professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the UCM she should be awarded a doctorate by the URV on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the degree in Chemistry in Tarragona

Pilar Galán has helped create a bank of biological samples for understanding the mechanisms involved in the relationship between food and cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes and has launched food labels containing nutritional information.

The professor from the University of Michigan (76) is regarded as a towering figure in the world of chemical engineering for his outstanding career in teaching, research and technology transfer. His ideas have been a source of inspiration for the URV’s School of Chemical Engineering, which prompted the University to award him an honorary doctorate on 15 April in a ceremony at the Rector’s Offices