25 No. 4
July - August 2003
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Announces Prize Winners
30 April 2003, IUPAC announced the winners of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists, which is an award for the best Ph.D. thesis
in the chemical sciences as described in a 1000-word essay.
The winners are as follows:
Boulatov, Stanford University, CA, USA
Cosa, University of Ottawa, Canada
Trent Lemaire, University of Victoria, Canada
Schaffrath, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Tai, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free
trip to the IUPAC Congress, 10–15 August 2003, Ottawa,
Canada. Each prize winner will also be invited to present
a poster at the IUPAC Congress describing his/her award winning
work. The awards to the five winners of the 2003 prize and
those of 2002 will be made during the Opening Ceremony of
the Congress. The essays describing the winners’ theses,
which can be found on the IUPAC Web site, cover a wide range
of subject matter.
were 34 applicants from 13 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. Alan Hayes, IUPAC past president.
view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided
also to give three Honorable Mention Awards:
Nagendran, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur
Semetey, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France (currently
at Harvard University, MA, USA)
Wang, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (currently
at University of California in San Diego, CA, USA)
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."
for the 2004 Prize are now being solicited, as described at
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