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MTL Director Jesús del Alamo honored by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with Doctor Honoris Causa

November 30, 2015

The honor was bestowed by the Rector of the University, Dr. Carlos Conde Lázaro in an elaborate and solemn celebration.

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Prof. Jesús del Alamo receives Doctor Honoris Causa diploma and symbols attached to it from UPM Rector Carlos Conde Lázaro.


On November 23, at an event at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM), Microsystems Technology Laboratories Director and Donner Professor, Jesús del Alamo, was conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by UPM. The honor was bestowed by the Rector of the University, Dr. Carlos Conde Lázaro in an elaborate and solemn celebration.

UPM is the Alma Mater of Prof. del Alamo where he obtained the degree of Telecommunications Engineer in 1980. He then went on to do graduate studies at Stanford University. As Rector Conde said in his speech, this honorary degree "finally welcomes Prof. del Alamo to UPM's doctoral college". Prof. del Alamo was the 57th recipient of a Doctor Honoris Causa by UPM and the only honoree at this event.

At the ceremony, Prof. del Alamo received from Rector Conde a diploma that certifies the honorary degree, a traditional cap as "crown for all studies and merits," a ring that symbolizes the attachment with UPM, a facsimile of the 1646 edition of "Fundamenta Physices" by Henricus Regius emblematic of the respect deserved to our teachers, and white gloves as symbol of purity to maintain in all professional activities.

Prof. Antonio Luque, supervisor of Prof. del Alamo's engineering thesis at UPM, gave the "Laudatio" in which he highlighted moments of the honoree's professional career and personal life. This was followed by Prof. del Alamo "Lección Magistral", which was titled "On the 50th Anniversary of Moore's Law, nanoelectronics at a cross road" and was delivered in Spanish. Rector Conde closed the event with words of praise for Prof. del Alamo's passion for research and education and thanking him for agreeing to accept UPM's honorary degree.

The event concluded with a reception with the leadership of the University, former teachers and colleagues and family members.

--Microsystems Technology Laboratories


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