Universidad de Zaragoza CSIC
Víctor Manuel Orera Clemente
Category Ad-Hon
Department: ICMA - Departamento 2: Procesado láser y materiales para aplicaciones energéticas
Phone / Ext.: +34 876 55 33 45
Email: orera@unizar.es
Group responsible: Materiales procesados por láser: preparación y caracterización (MPL)
Participant group: Procesado y Caracterización de Cerámicas Estructurales y Funcionales (ProCaCef)

Victor M. Orera is Professor Emeritus of the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA). Research Centre of the C.S.I.C. and University of Zaragoza (UZ), Zaragoza, Spain. He was Head of the Materials Laser Processing group (2003-10) and of the Processing and Characterization of Structural and Functional Ceramics group of ICMA (2011-2016), CSIC-Institutional Coordinator for Aragón (2005, 2011-15), CSIC Vice-President (Nov. 2005-March2006), Director of ICMA (1991-4), Scientific Coordinator of the Materials Science Division of CSIC (1994-6) and Vice-Dean of the Science Faculty of the UZ (1984-6).

He was educated at Zaragoza University and at Materials Development Division, Harwell (UK) receiving a PhD for his work on Metallic Colloids in Fluorites (1976). His career started working on Radiation Damage in Oxides at the Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For the last thirty years he worked at ICMA on a wide variety of oxide materials with interest on defects and 3d-impurities, microstructure characterisation, processing techniques and structural and functional properties. Recently, he pioneered the work on solid oxide fuel cells at ICMA.

He was nominated Fellow of the European Ceramic Society, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Patrono de Honor of the “Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Tecnologías del Hidrógeno”, Fellow of the “Real Academia de Ciencias de Zaragoza” and received the Award of the Spanish Electroceramic Society “Epsilon de Oro”, Award of the UZ for PhD work with special distinction and Award “Daza de Valdés” to the best Master Work on Optics.

He also was nominated Member of the CSIC Scientific Committee (1996-2004), Member of the PESC (Physical and Engineering Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation, 1997-2000), Consultant Scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA, 1986-7), Vice-President of the GEFES of the Spanish Royal Science. He was member and assessor of several Research Evaluation Commissions from Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and of several agencies in Spain (CNEAI, ANEP, AGRAUR, ARAID), USA (DOE), Argentina, Méjico and he was Member of the Editorial Board of 4 international scientific journals.

Prof. Orera has published more than 205 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 5 invited reviews and 5 full Book Chapters. Over more than 260 communications to specialized meetings, 33 invited and plenary talks and has 16 patents. Total number of citations in ISI Web-of-Knowledge: 3.605 and 4.445 in Google Scholar. Hirsh h-Index: 33 (WoS), 36 (GSch.), i10=114.

He was responsible for more than 20 large projects and industry contracts.