Prize for Young Chemists
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Release, 8 August 2000
the 2000 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today
announced the winners of the first IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists,
planned as an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences,
as described in a 1000-word essay.
The winners are:
, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
(currently with Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Bangalore, India);
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA (currently at the
University of California, Berkeley).
The four winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and
a free trip to the IUPAC Congress, 1-7 July 2001, Brisbane, Australia.
Each prizewinner will also present a poster at the IUPAC Congress
describing his/her award winning work.
Applications for the 2001 Prize are now being solicited, as described
on the IUPAC web site www.iupac.org.
The essays describing the winners' theses can be found on the IUPAC
web site and cover a wide range of subject matter:
There were 59 applicants from 24 countries. The Prize Selection
Committee was comprised of Members of the IUPAC Bureau with a wide
range of expertise in chemistry. The Committee was chaired by Dr.
Joshua Jortner, Professor of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University
and Past President of IUPAC. Prof. Jortner commented on the high
quality of the applications and said, "I am very happy with the
results. The IUPAC Prize will constitute a significant contribution
to the standards of international chemical sciences and to the image
In view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided
also to give five Honorable Mention awards to:
, Institute of
Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science,
, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),
Zňrich, Switzerland (currently with Firmenich SA, Geneva, Switzerland);
M. G. Krishna
, Tata Institute
of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (currently at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA); and
, Himeji Institute of Technology, Kamigori,
Japan (currently at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA).
The Honorable Mention Award winners will receive a cash prize of
USD 100 and a copy of the Compendium
of Chemical Terminology, the IUPAC "Gold Book".
The awards to the four winners of the IUPAC 2000 Prize and the
winners of the IUPAC 2001 Prize will be made during the Grand Opening
session of the IUPAC Congress
in Brisbane, Australia.
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