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Ricardo Castro Receives SHPE Award

Posted on: August 22, 2011

Ricardo Castro, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been given a 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Castro received his Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of São Paulo in 2005. He is enjoying a very productive year, as he received Career Awards from both the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year. The recognition is also a credit to Castro’s lab, which focuses on the thermochemistry of nanosintering and phase transition.

The SHPE Young Investigator Award is presented on an annual basis and recognizes the exemplary contributions made by a Hispanic scientist or engineer in his early scientific career. To be considered for the award, the candidate must have contributed in an outstanding and innovative way to the progress of research in any field of science and engineering.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

Ricardo Castro: http://chms.engineering.ucdavis.edu/faculty/castro.html

SHPE: http://oneshpe.shpe.org/wps/portal/national