Prize for Young Chemists
Organizations & People
Release, 1 June 2004
IUPAC announced the
2004 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) today announced the winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists,
an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences as described
in a 1000-word essay.
The winners are:
- Parag Acharya,
Uppsala University, Sweden
- Yu Huang,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Zhipan Liu,
Queen's University of Belfast, UK
- S. G. Srivatsan,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free
trip to the IUPAC Congress, 14-19 August 2005, Beijing, China. Each
prize winner will be invited to present a poster at the IUPAC Congress
describing his/her award winning work and to submit a short critical
review on aspects of their research topics to be published in Pure
and Applied Chemistry.
Applications for the 2005 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:
, "Studies on the Non-covalent Interactions
(Stereoelectronics, Stacking and Hydrogen Bonding) in the Self-assembly
of DNA and RNA;"
, "Integrated Nanoscale Electronics and Optoelectronics:
Exploring Nanoscale Science and Technology through Semiconductor
, "Insight into Chemical Reactions: From Heterogeneous
to Enzymatic reactions;"
, "Modeling Prebiotic Catalysis with Adenylated
Polymeric Templates: Kinetic Characterization of Assisted Phosphate
Ester Cleavage and Oxygen Insertion Reactions."
There were 44 applicants from 23 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 Prof.
Pieter S. Steyn, IUPAC past president.
In view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided
also to give four Honorable Mention awards to:
The awards to the four winners of the 2004 prize and those of 2005
will be made during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress. .
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