Alfonso M. Gañán Calvo

Institution: Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Mecánica de Fluidos, Universidad de Sevilla

Alfonso M. Gañán Calvo is the Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros of Universidad de Sevilla. He has made very important contributions on the molecular study of fluids, which have resulted in tens of very highly cited articles (five of his articles have been cited over 100 times, two of them with around 300 citations) , over 140 patents, and the creation of several start-up companies. Of particular relevance is his discovery of flow focusing, a technology he has been able to apply successfully to the pharmaceutical, the food, and the cooling industries, among others.

In 2009, Professor Gañán Calvo was awarded the Premio Nacional de Investigación “Juan de la Cierva” by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, in the area of Technology Transfer, in recognition to the international relevance of his contributions.

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