Otilia Mo. Photo by: John Rojas – Buenavista Agency
A professor at the UAM among the six most prolific women in the field of Physical Chemistry
In a special publication that pays homage to Marie Curie on the 150th anniversary of her birth, UAM professor Otilia Mó has been highlighted as one of the six women who has published the most articles in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Otilia Mó, director of the Department of Chemistry of the UAM and one of the most prominent scientists of the group of Theoretical and Computational Chemists of Spain, is one of the women who have been featured in a special publication of the prominent Journal of Physical Chemistry: Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists.
The recognition has been given to Professor Mó for being one of the six women who has written more than 50 articles in this magazine, published weekly since 1896 by the American Chemical Society, and which is today the most widely disseminated in the field of Physical Chemistry
Throughout his scientific career, Otilia Mó has made important original contributions in the field of basic science, such as the one referring to water trimesters (with more than 350 citations).
As a teacher and researcher at the UAM, she has trained a plethora of leading scientists, such as Leticia González, currently Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Vienna.
In 1993 Mó contributed to the recognition of the University Institute for Women’s Studies (IUEM) of the UAM as the Institute of the LRU. More recently, during the second term of José Luis Zapatero as President of the Government, she was Director General of Programs and Transfer of Knowledge of the then newly created Ministry of Science and Innovation, and Scientific Coordinator of the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 program.
In the period 2002-2008 Otilia Mó was also President of the Madrid Section of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry, and is currently Vice-President of the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA). It was also a pioneer in the establishment of an interuniversity postgraduate, dynamic and modern, which achieved the recognition of the European institutions both at Master level, first as Erasmus Mundus Master and then as Master Erasmus + with Master on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling (TCCM ), as at the Doctorate level with the EJD on TCCM.
source: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid