Socorro Castro García (PhD)

Socorro Castro García is Associate Professor (Profesora Titular de Universidad) of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of A Coruña (UDC). Since her PhD studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela about magnetic materials, Socorro has been dedicated to the research and development of functional materials. During her postdoctoral stage (1996-1998) at the University Paris 6 (France), she focused on the preparation, characterization and study of materials (ionic conductors) with electrical and optical properties for cathodes of Li-batteries and for electrochromic devices. After the incorporation at the University of A Coruña in 1998, in the Solid State Chemistry group led by María Antonia Señarís Rodríguez, she continued doing research on functional materials with electrical, magnetic and/or optical properties, covering functional oxides, metal-organic frameworks, nanoparticles, with magnetorresistive, dielectric, magnetoelectric, and multiferroic properties. Socorro is co-author of one patent, more than seventy scientific articles published in international journals and more than a hundred and thirty scientific communications in national and international congress. She participated in twenty-one research projects and she works regularly as visiting research in other international laboratories (University Paris 6, France; University Diderot-Paris 7, France; University of Berkeley, U.S.A.; European Synchroton Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France; Institute Laue Langevin-Neutrons for Science, Grenoble, France; École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France). She directed five PhD theses and several master theses and degree theses. Socorro is reviewer of scientific journals such as Chemical Science, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Materials Science and Engineering B, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Materials Research Bulletin, Acta Crystallographica Section B, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, etc. She is also very active on science dissemination, giving conferences, lectures and workshops in libraries, museums and schools.