Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart
Scientific Advisor to the State Council, Republic of Cuba
Dr Castro Diaz-Balart is the Scientific Advisor of the State Council, Republic of Cuba, a position he has held since 2003. Prior to this position he has held a number of important roles in Cuba, including Chief of Scientific and Technological Activities in Cuban Ministry of Basic Industry, the Executive Secretariat of Nuclear Matters and Executive Secretary of the Atomic Energy Commission of Cuba.
He obtained his MSc. (Hon) in Nuclear Physics, from M. V. Lomonosov State University, Moscow, in 1974. He earned his PhD in Physical-Mathematical Sciences in the I. V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute in Moscow.
He obtained a MSc. equivalent degree in Strategic Planning and Higher Management from the Russian Council of Minister Management Institute in Moscow, and obtained a MSc. degree in Project Management from the School of Industrial Organization (EOI), Madrid, Spain.
In 2000, he obtained a Doctor of Sciences degree from the Higher Institute for Nuclear Sciences and Technology (ISCTN), Havana, Cuba.
He has received a number of awards throughout his career including the First Prize of the XIII National Forum on Science and Technology Awards; the Carlos J. Finlay distinction, the highest National State recognition for Science and Technology achievements; appointed as Professor Emeritus of the Foreign Studies University of Kyoto, Japan (2007) and the Honoris Causae award by the Moscow Physic Engineering Institute and I.V. Kurchatov First Degree Order (2009).
He has written 10 books and over 150 scientific publications.