Prof. Dr. Anwar Salem Hasmy Aguilar,
Short biographical note
Anwar Hasmy is Professor at the Physics Department
of the Simon Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. He obtained his physics
degree at Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1991, and his
Ph.D. at the Université Montpellier 2 in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he spent one
year in Paris as a postdoc at the French National Research Council (CNRS) and a
second postdoc year in Madrid at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
When he returned to his country he accepted an appointment as an associate
researcher at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), where he
worked from 1997 to 2005 and also taught in the Ph.D. program. As a guest
scientist he spent 6 months in 2005 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; two
years (from 2005-2007) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in
Maryland, USA; three months at French National Research Council (CNRS) in 2010.
He has been consultant during one year of the Venezuelan Central University
(2009), six months of the Venezuelan Ministry of S&T in 2008, and nine months at
the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (2013). Besides, he is an
active member of many international nanotechnology networks, and is a Founder
Member and Director General of the Venezuelan Nanotechnology Network from 2010
to 2014. From 2014 he is president of the National Observatory for Science,
Technology and Innovation of the Venezuelan Ministry for Higher Education,
Science and Technology.