Prizes for Young Chemists
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Release, 4 May 2006
IUPAC announced the
2006 winners of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) today announced the winners of the 2006 IUPAC Prizes for Young
Chemists, awards for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences
as described in 1000-word essays.
The winners are:
- Michelle Nena Chrétien,
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Valentina Domenici,
University of Pisa, Italy
- Matt Law,
University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Emilio M. Pérez,
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Dunwei Wang,
Stanford University, CA, USA
The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free
trip to the IUPAC Congress, 5-11 August 2007, in Torino, Italy.
Each prizewinner will also 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. The awards will
be presented to the winners of the 2006 and 2007 prizes during the
Opening Ceremony of the Congress.
The essays describing the 2006 winners' theses can be found on
the IUPAC web site and cover a wide range of subject matter:
Chrétien, "Photochemical, Photophysical, and
Photobiological Studies of Zeolite Guest-Host Complexes"
Domenici, "Structure, Orientational Order and Dynamics
of Rod-Like and Banana-Shaped Liquid Crystals by Means of 2H
NMR: New Developments"
Law, "Oxide Nanowires for Sensing, Photonics and Photovoltaics"
Pérez, "Hydrogen-bonded Synthetic Molecular Machines"
Wang, "Synthesis and Properties of Germanium Nanowires"
There were 49 applicants from 19 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.
Leiv K. Sydnes, IUPAC past president.
In view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided
also to give two Honorable Mention awards to:
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".
Applications for the 2007 Prize are now being solicited, as described
on the IUPAC web site www.iupac.org. The awards to the winners of
the 2006 prize and those of 2007 will be made during the Opening
Ceremony of the Congress.
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