Universidad de Santiago de Compostela


The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), founded in 1495, is an academic institution with a great tradition in Europe. The degrees offered by the USC are organized into two campuses located in Santiago de Compostela and in Lugo, respectively. Both campuses complement each other, aiming to construct a unity despite the different specializations each of them offers. These specializations are distributed in Humanities (15 degrees); Social and Law Sciences (23); Experimental (7) and Health Sciences (6) and Technical Degrees (12. USC also offers a significant number of doctoral programs (74) and a wide of masters degrees (74) and specialization courses. In addition, USC is collaborating in Erasmus Mundus programmes as part of its interest of improving the teaching and studies in European Universities.


Key Persons

Massimo Lazzari, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the USC and Assistant Professor at the Università di Torino (Italy) between 1998 and 2005, has special experience in the synthesis, characterization and study of the degradation behaviour of polymers, and on their use for the fabrication of nanomaterials, including SERS active substrates. He has been working in the conservation of cultural heritage since 1999. PhD at the University of Torino (Italy), postdoc stages at the University of Osaka (Japan, 1995-1996) and the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2003-2004), He is author of 60 peer review JCR papers and has been main investigator of national (both Italian and Spanish) and EU financed research projects.


M. Arturo Lopez-Quintela is specialized in the synthesis of nanomaterials by chemical/electrochemical routes. Since 1990 full Professor of Physical Chemistry at USC. Postdoc at MPI fur Biophysikalishe Chemie, Gottingen and University of Bielefeld (1980-84). Visiting Professor at MPI fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart (1990); Centre for Magnetic Recording Research (UCLA-USA) (1992), Yokohama Natl. University (2000, 2003) and Research Centre for Materials Science, Nagoya (2002). He is author of more than 300 peer- review papers and 4 patents, co-editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, and has participated in more than 50 national and EU founded research projects, as well as in many contracts with companies.