Mercedes Maroto-Valer has been awarded the ACES-Margarita Salas Prize

Huge Congratulations to Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, UKRI Industrial Decarbonisation Champion and IDRIC Director, who has been recognised as the first winner of the ACES-Margarita Salas Award.

This award, instituted in 2021 by the Association of Spanish Scientists in Sweden (ACES), aims to recognise the scientific work carried out by researchers of Spanish nationality with renowned international impact, contributing to social progress in an exemplary and extraordinary way.

The awards have the support of the Embassy of Spain in Sweden and the Ramón Areces Foundation, as well as the patronage of Lucía Viñuela Salas, daughter of Margarita Salas.

Speaking of her achievement, Mercedes said: “I am very honoured to receive the ACES-Margarita Salas Prize Award, not only because of my admiration for Margarita Salas as one of the greatest Spanish scientists and innovators of all times, but also for all her work to promote women in science. I am delighted with this recognition of the impact of my research and innovation in climate action and I’d like to thank my team and all my collaborators for their support making this award possible.”

The uniqueness of the ACES-Margarita Salas Prize lies in the fact that it is organized by Spanish researchers abroad, in order to recognise the universality and excellence of Spanish scientists and to serve as a tool for disseminating their contributions to society. The award will rotate annually between the categories of “Physics, Mathematics and Engineering”, “Biomedical Sciences” and “Chemical and Environmental Sciences”.

The ACES Awards ceremony – Margarita Salas will be held in Stockholm (Sweden) on Thursday 23rd November 2021.