We would like to congratulate to Dr. E. González Castillo because  two of his projects have been recently approved for being carried out in the ALBA synchrotron facilities located near Barcelona (Spain), receiving great comments from the international experts that make up the Scientific Review Panel.

ALBA is the 3rd generation Synchrotron Light facility [https://www.cells.es/en], which is committed to the scientific excellence, serving more than 2000 researchers around the world every year. A 270-meter perimeter storage ring, 3 GeV electron beam energy, and eight operational state-of-the-art beamlines are some of the features related to this large scientific infrastructure, where electrons are accelerated to almost the speed of light.

The high brightness and coherence of the synchrotron source is the key which allows a profound analysis of the atomic structure of matter and its properties. In this respect, the beamlines BL01-MIRAS and BL-11-NCD-SWEET will offer optimal experimental conditions for getting a deep knowledge of the chemical and structural properties of novel polymer-based nanocomposites for biomedical applications that are subject of trending research topic.

Dr. E. González Castillo is researcher in the Department of Biomaterials, and he has collaborated in the commissioning of the beamline BL01-MIRAS in ALBA and other research projects associated with the use of synchrotron radiation applied to materials science, but it is the first time that he participates as a member of the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FUNGLASS). By considering the relevance of ALBA synchrotron in the international scientific community, these results speak for themselves of the high-impact research that is carried out in the Department of Biomaterials and FUNGLASS.