Prof. Dr. Anwar Salem Hasmy Aguilar,
Vice-President, NAM S&T Centre and

Professor (Physics Department), Simon Bolívar University,
President, National Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation,
Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology,
Av. A. Lincoln, Sabana Grande, Caracas, Venezuela
Ph. (+58) 212-7086909, Mobile: (+58) 416-6151003
Fax: (+58) 212-7086909



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.

He has published more than sixty scientific articles in international journals, that have accumulated more than thousand citations (H index 21), most of them in the area of nanoscience (nanowires and nanostructured materials) as a specialist of computer modelling, but also has made many contributions in the area of statistical physics, fluids, bioinformatics and public policies for S&T. He has coedited special issues in Journal of Sol-gel Science and Technology, in Revista Mexicana de Física, and belong to the Editorial Committee of the journal Nano ciencia y tecnología. He has presented more than one hundred of talks and seminars in international conference, symposia, workshops, schools, and has (co)organized more than thirty scientific events. He has been responsible of many Venezuelan, French, and Spanish collaborative projects, and has received in his country two scientific awards: the Polar Foundation Prize in 2001 for his scientific performance, and the Venezuelan Ministry of Science and Technology's award for the best publication in natural sciences in 2003. From 2007 to 2008 he was a Fellow of the John F. Guggenheim Foundation.