Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres

I joined the board in September 2018. The experience of the first few months has been rewarding and hugely positive in several dimensions. Upholding the values of the DNRF, I contribute to its mission using my training as a physicist, with an interest in both condensed matter physics and electrical and electronic engineering. As a board member one privilege is to learn about frontier research in a wide scope of knowledge areas. The enthusiasm of Danish researchers is felt in their proposals, reports and interviews. It offers hope for a better future, firmly anchored in excellent research, in part enabled by the DNRF, of which I am now a fan!

Originally from Chile, I was trained in the UK and held professorial appointments in Germany, Ireland and now in Spain. We carry out research in experimental physics, ranging from nanofabrication to nanophononics and nanophotonics, with the aim of advancing emerging information and communication technologies.


Name (born) Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres (1955)
Current position Research Professor, ICREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
Elected period September 1, 2018 – November 30, 2021 (first period)
Nominated by Danish Academy of Technical Sciences
Independence Considered independent
Expertise Nanoscience
Education PhD in Physics, University of Manchester, Faculty of Technology (UMIST)
Selected board and committee appointments Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Centre Silicon Austria Lab.

Member of the Expert Committee for the Excellence Strategy of German Universities

Co-chair of the H2020 Future Emerging Technologies Advisory Group 2017-18.