Catedra Francisco Jose Ayala of Science, Technology, and Religion, University of Comillas, Madrid, Spain.
Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D., has published over 1,100 articles and is author or editor of 60 books. He was elected in 1980 to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; he also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and of numerous foreign academies and honorary societies. On 12 June 2002, President George W. Bush awarded him the National Medal of Science at the White House. On May 5, 2010, he received the Templeton Prize from HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Buckingham Palace. Ayala has been President and Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993-1996), and President of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of the U.S (2004-2005).