Congratulations to CIC research fellow, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado who has been awarded a National Researcher Level 1 by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico for the period 2017-2019. This includes the admission to the National Research System (SNI) which facilitates access to further sources of funding and will allow Roberto to be more involved in a number of initiatives.
Becoming a member of the SNI is a very competitive endeavour. It requires the researcher to provide evidence of high-quality research outputs, involvement in teaching practice, supervision of students, and contribution to the development of his or her own institution.
The award includes a prize of ~10k p/year which Roberto plans to use for the enhancement of collaboration between UTS and Mexican institutions in terms of research and technological development.