Dr Julia Tagüeña
Deputy General Director of Scientific Development, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico.
Dr. Julia Tagüeña holds the post of Deputy General Director of Scientific Development of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). She was invited to take this post by the General Director of the agency, Dr. Enrique Cabrero. Previously, Dr. Tagüeña was a research professor and director of the Renewable Energy Center of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her main field of research is solid state physics. She has also worked on science communication and she is a member of the scientific committee of the international Public Communication of Science and Technology Network. In this new role, Dr. Tagüeña will strengthen the efforts of scientists, both in the basic and applied fields, to achieve international recognition, and to encourage innovation that is based on science.
Dr. Tagüeña contributed to the plenary session on Day 1 at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA), where leaders developed a collective commitment to strengthen human capital development, research and innovation through diversity.