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María Josefa Yzuel receives honorary doctorate degree from Universidad de Granada

04 May 2017

María Josefa Yzuel | Image courtesy of Universidad de Granada
María Josefa Yzuel

The Governing Council of the Universidad de Granada (UGR) and UGR faculty granted the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to SPIE Fellow and past President María Josefa Yzuel, Emeritus Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Susan Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at the Princeton University Department of Psychology.

The professors will receive their honorary doctorate degrees in a ceremony 17 May.

Yzuel was recognized for her excellent teaching, management, and research experience. In a news release from the University, the Council highlighted Yzuel’s collaboration with numerous international centers and participation in over 40 national and foreign research projects.

In addition to serving as President of SPIE in 2009, UGR noted Yzuel's roles as Vice President of the International Commission for Optics, General Secretary of the European Optical Society, and President of the Spanish Society of Optics.

The Council also highlighted Yzuel’s work promoting women in science, referencing her important role as a leading member of SPIE Women in Optics Group. Most recently, her advocacy earned her the Gender Equality Award- IgUAldad 2107 from the University of Alicante.