Lars Montelius has been on leave as Professor at Solid State Physics for taking over the Directorate-General of INL. Now, the mayor of Braga awards the INL Director with Braga's Gold Medal of Municipal Merit for having made a decisive contribution to the sustained growth of this important research institution based in the city of Braga.
The Braga City Council announced the decision of awarding INL Director-General, Lars Montelius, with the Gold Medal of Municipal Merit.
This is the first time that such honour is conceded to a foreign citizen by the Municipality of Braga, the city where INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is headquartered.
“Since taking over the Directorate-General of INL in 2014, Professor Lars Montelius has made a decisive contribution to the sustained growth of this important research institution based in the city of Braga, unequivocally reinforcing its interaction with the business community and openness throughout the Community,” says Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga.
Braga Mayor adds that “in this context, it is worth highlighting the personal contributions to the County's economic development, its internationalisation, the reinforcement of its external visibility and the attractiveness of a significant range of highly qualified professionals and companies. His commitment to the city that has welcomed him has also been reflected in several proactive initiatives to support projects to strengthen the sustainability of the territory, stimulate innovation and disseminate science, among educational communities and the population in general”.