The ICREA Academia programme was launched in 2008 to foster and nurture excellence in research done by professors of Catalan public universities. The programme provides a research intensification to selected university professors who are in a fully active and expansive phase of their research careers.

The grant provides funds for teaching discharge for a period of five years. The 10th edition of the programme was launched in September 2018.

The total number of ICREA Academia grants to date is 269.

Selection process

Selection focuses on the scientific performance of each candidate, along these three main lines:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Leadership
  • Potential for growth

Five international committees are set up to evaluate candidates. Each committee is responsible for one the following areas: Engineering sciences; Experimental sciences & mathematics; Humanities; Life & medical sciences; and Social & behavioural sciences. Committee members are of high international standing and always come from outside the Catalan research system. The key features of the selection process are:

  • Selection by independent, external experts
  • Independent on-line evaluation of each candidate by each committee member
  • Meeting of committee members, exchange of information, discussion, and consensus.

ICREA Academia at a Glance

120

Currently 120 university professors hold the grant

DISTRIBUTION BY AREA OF RESEARCH

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Humanities

Experimental Sciences and Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Life and Medical Sciences

DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Women

Men

DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

Age under 40 - 5 ICREA Academia

4%

Age 40-44 - 16 ICREA Academia

13%

Age 45-49 - 22 ICREA Academia

18%

Age 50-54 - 37 ICREA Academia

31%

Age 55-59 - 25 ICREA Academia

21%

Age 60 and over - 15 ICREA Academia

13%

The 2018 ICREA Academia Ceremony

The ceremony of the ICREA Academia awards took place at the Palau de la Generalitat on Tuesday 30th of April 2019. It was chaired by our Hble. consellera d’Empresa i Coneixement, Mrs. Maria Àngels Chacón.  Dr. Francesc Xavier Grau, Secretari d’Universitats i Recerca, and Dr. Antonio Huerta, Director d’ICREA, completed the Board of Authorities.

Among the considerable audience, several rectors and vicerectors of all universities attended the ceremony, and of course, the families, friends and relatives of the 45 awardees of 2018.

After an introduction by the Director of ICREA, the awards were handed out and a presentation given by Dra. Isabel Cacho (UAB), two-time ICREA Academia awardee, followed.

Our Hble. consellera Mrs. Chacón then addressed the audience, highlighting the importance of research to improve the quality of our universities, and its role in creating a true knowledge economy for our country.

Profiles

These are the profile of the 120 ICREA Academia who currently hold the grant.

Universitat de Barcelona (UB) - 36 ICREA Academia

Andres Lacueva, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Araus Ortega, Jose Luis - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013 & 2018
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Cacho, Isabel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2012 & 2018
Campo, Elías - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Chaqués Bonafont, Laura - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Da Riva, Rocío - Humanities - 2008 & 2014
Escalera Guerrero, Sergio - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Escera, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Estévez, Raúl - Life & Medical Sciences - 2009 & 2014
Franzese, Giancarlo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
Fuentemilla Garriga, Lluís - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel, Manuel - Humanities - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Ginès Gibert, Pere - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Gomila Lluch, Gabriel - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Gonzalez-Solis Bou, Jacob - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Guillen i Estany, Montserrat - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso - Humanities - 2018
Illas Riera, Francesc - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Marco Pallares, Josep - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Mataro Serrat, Maria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Moreno Serrano, Rosina - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Munné-Bosch, Sergi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Humanities - 2010 & 2016
Orozco López, Modesto - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2011 & 2018
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Prades Garcia, Juan Daniel - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Radeva, Petia - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Ritort, Fèlix - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Roca-Cusachs Soulere, Pere - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Soriano García, Eduardo - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Tierno, Pietro - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Villarroya, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) - 27 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Barceló, Juan A. - Humanities - 2014
Bielsa Mialet, Esperança - Humanities - 2018
Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012
del Valle, Manel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Duñach, Mireia - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
Gallego, Ángel J. - Humanities - 2015
León Borja, Margarita - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
López Peña, Antonio - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Martín, Ferran - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2014
Matias Espona, Joaquim - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Nadal Alemany, Roser - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Nieto Galan, Agustí - Humanities - 2009 & 2018
Pérez Castrillo, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Humanities - 2016
Pomarol, Alex - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2014
Pons, Xavier - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Pontón, Gonzalo - Humanities - 2014
Roas Deus, David - Humanities - 2018
Rodrigo Sánchez, Javier - Humanities - 2018
Surralles Calonge, Jordi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Urbano, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Vega, María José - Humanities - 2008 & 2014
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Life & Medical Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Villaverde, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - 20 ICREA Academia

Alarcon, Eduard - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Alemán Llansó, Carles - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2015
Arias Vicente, Irene - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Arroyo, Marino - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2015
Badia, Santiago - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Camps Carmona, Adriano - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Carrera, David - Engineering Sciences - 2015
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Engineering Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
González, Antonio - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Guardia Munarriz, Marcel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Llorca, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2009 & 2014
Martinez-Seara Alonso, M. Teresa - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Martorell, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Engineering Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Miranda, Eva - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
Pastor-Satorras, Romualdo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2014
Perez Torres, Juan - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2014
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Engineering Sciences - 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) - 22 ICREA Academia

Benach de Rovira, Joan - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Comas, David - Life & Medical Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Díez Antón, Juana - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - UPC 2009 & UPF 2014
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Engineering Sciences - 2015
González Luna, Libertad - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Ivorra Cano, Antoni - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Lago Peñas, Ignacio - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Lopez-Rodriguez, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Lozano, Angel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Maldonado López, Rafael - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2015
McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth - Humanities - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Humanities - 2016
Ozaita, Andrés - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Posas Garriga, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Torcal, Mariano - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014

Universitat de Lleida (UdL) - 3 ICREA Academia

Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda - Engineering Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Chemisana Villegas, Daniel - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Humanities - 2015

Universitat de Girona (UdG) - 5 ICREA Academia

Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Fort, Joaquim - Humanities - 2014
Ribas, Xavi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Solà, Miquel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2014

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) - 7 ICREA Academia

Arenas, Alex - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2011 & 2016
Diéguez, Montserrat - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Domingo Ferrer, Josep - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Llobet Valero, Eduard - Engineering Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Marsal, Lluis - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2015

Social & Behavioural Sciences - 21 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
Benach de Rovira, Joan - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
Chaqués Bonafont, Laura - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Escera, Carles - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Fuentemilla Garriga, Lluís - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
González Luna, Libertad - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Guillen i Estany, Montserrat - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Lago Peñas, Ignacio - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
León Borja, Margarita - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Marco Pallares, Josep - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Mataro Serrat, Maria - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Moreno Serrano, Rosina - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Nadal Alemany, Roser - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Pérez Castrillo, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Pons, Xavier - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Torcal, Mariano - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2014
Urbano, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018

Humanities - 19 ICREA Academia

Barceló, Juan A. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Bielsa Mialet, Esperança - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Da Riva, Rocío - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Fort, Joaquim - Universitat de Girona - 2014
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2009 & 2015
Gallego, Ángel J. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel, Manuel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2016
Nieto Galan, Agustí - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2018
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2016
Pontón, Gonzalo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Roas Deus, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Rodrigo Sánchez, Javier - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Universitat de Lleida - 2015
Vega, María José - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 25 ICREA Academia

Alemán Llansó, Carles - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Arenas, Alex - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2011 & 2016
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Cacho, Isabel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012 & 2018
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Universitat de Girona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Diéguez, Montserrat - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2009 & 2015
Franzese, Giancarlo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - UPC 2009 & UPF 2014
Guardia Munarriz, Marcel - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Illas Riera, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Martinez-Seara Alonso, M. Teresa - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Matias Espona, Joaquim - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Miranda, Eva - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Orozco López, Modesto - Universitat de Barcelona - 2011 & 2018
Pastor-Satorras, Romualdo - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2014
Perez Torres, Juan - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Pomarol, Alex - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2014
Ribas, Xavi - Universitat de Girona - 2010 & 2015
Ritort, Fèlix - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Solà, Miquel - Universitat de Girona - 2009 & 2014
Tierno, Pietro - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018

Engineering Sciences - 29 ICREA Academia

Alarcon, Eduard - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Arias Vicente, Irene - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Arroyo, Marino - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Badia, Santiago - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda - Universitat de Lleida - 2012 & 2018
Camps Carmona, Adriano - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2014
Carrera, David - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015
Chemisana Villegas, Daniel - Universitat de Lleida - 2018
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2011 & 2016
del Valle, Manel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Domingo Ferrer, Josep - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Escalera Guerrero, Sergio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Gomila Lluch, Gabriel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
González, Antonio - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Ivorra Cano, Antoni - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
Llobet Valero, Eduard - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2012 & 2018
Llorca, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009 & 2014
López Peña, Antonio - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Lozano, Angel - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Marsal, Lluis - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2014
Martín, Ferran - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Martorell, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009 & 2015
Prades Garcia, Juan Daniel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Radeva, Petia - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015

Life & Medical Sciences - 26 ICREA Academia

Andres Lacueva, Cristina - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Araus Ortega, Jose Luis - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013 & 2018
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2012
Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Universitat de Girona - 2015
Campo, Elías - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012 & 2018
Comas, David - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2011 & 2016
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Universitat de Barcelona - 2015
Díez Antón, Juana - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Duñach, Mireia - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Estévez, Raúl - Universitat de Barcelona - 2009 & 2014
Ginès Gibert, Pere - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Gonzalez-Solis Bou, Jacob - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Lopez-Rodriguez, Cristina - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2014
Maldonado López, Rafael - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2015
Munné-Bosch, Sergi - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Ozaita, Andrés - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Posas Garriga, Francesc - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Roca-Cusachs Soulere, Pere - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Soriano García, Eduardo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Surralles Calonge, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Villarroya, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Villaverde, Antonio - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018

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