Nerea García de Albéniz, currently a PhD student, wins the SocieMat award for Best Master Thesis in Materials Science in the 2021 edition. The Spanish Society of Materials (SocieMat) is a scientific society whose objective is to promote the development, dissemination and communication of Materials Science and Engineering.

The student has been awarded for her work on “Laser-assisted surface modification of zirconia-based materials to enhance osteoblast response for dental applications“, the result of her Final Thesis of the Master in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering – AMASE at UPC, under the direction of Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno (BBT) and Dr. Joan Josep Roa (CIEFMA).

As the winner of the grand finale, Nerea will represent the association in the competition European Master Thesis Award, to be held during the JR EUROMAT 2022 (Coimbra, Portugal).