Ignacio Suay-Matallana

Ignacio Suay-Matallana

Ignacio Suay-Matallana

Gordon Cain Fellow

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Ignacio Suay-Matallana has recently concluded his PhD in the history of science at the University of Valencia, with a thesis entitled “Chemical Analysis and Experts in Contemporary Spain: Antonio Casares Rodriguze (1812–1888) and Jose Casares Gil (1866–1961).”

After obtaining a degree in chemical engineering, he decided to pursue advanced degrees in the history of science and completed his MA with honors at the University of Valencia. Over this time he was fortunate to be contracted as a researcher by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and enjoyed a number of predoctoral fellowships.

He is collaborating on the Spanish national research project “Ciencia, medicina y ley en Espana (1845–1940).” He is also the assistant book review and newsletter editor for Ambix and BSHS ambassador of the British Society for the History of Science. He is also a member of STEP (Science and Technology in the European Periphery) and COMIC (Catalan Scientific Instruments Commission).

His main research interests are experts on chemical analysis (19th and 20th centuries), spas and water analysis, chemistry textbooks, sites of chemistry, travels of learning, scientific biographies, and scientific controversies. In addition, he has worked on projects relating to the cataloging of scientific instruments and has been involved in exhibitions on the history of science, La Revolucion Quimica. At CHF, Suay-Matallana will develop a project on the history of customs laboratories. His local case study is the customs laboratory of Madrid, Spain, but he hopes to construct the historiographical framework of these spaces with a worldwide perspective.


Ignacio Suay-Matallana at Academia.edu

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