Nagore Ortiz Vitoriano, researcher at CIC energiGUNE -the Basque research center of reference in battery storage, thermal energy solutions, and hydrogen, and member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA- has been granted a “Ramón y Cajal” aid, awarded by the State Research Agency to R&D centers of Spain so that the doctorate research personnel can continue developing their research career. This aid, one of the most prestigious in Spain, is linked to the implementation of a Research Plan presented by the researcher herself and which in the case of Dr. Ortiz Vitoriano has to do with the development of eco-friendly batteries.
“My future research will center on the continuation of two principal strategic technologies: sodium and zinc-air batteries”, has pointed out the researcher after being granted the “Ramón y Cajal” aid. “The final objective is to allow advances in stationary and mobile applications through the development of eco-friendly batteries based on sustainable materials”.
Nagore Ortiz Vitoriano, researcher of Ikerbasque, presented her application for the aids of Science, Innovation and Universities Ministry in the area of Science and Materials Technology, where she competed with other 108 applications. After the analysis process carried out by the State Research Agency, the scientist at CIC energiGUNE obtained one of the 16 aids granted in that field. “This aid entails a great professional opportunity at a personal level, and I believe it is also good news for CIC energiGUNE”, she has expressed.
According to the State Research Agency, the “Ramón y Cajal” aids are directed towards promoting the incorporation of national and foreign researchers with a distinguished trajectory in R&D centers of Spain. The selection is based on a rigorous process of competitive concurrence of the candidates based on their curricular merits and on their capacity for leading a research line, according to the scientific and professional experience as well as the independence of their trajectory.