Prize for Young Chemists
Organizations & People
Release, 25 April 2005
IUPAC announced the
2005 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:
- Zev Gartner,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Jiaxing Huang,
University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Hiromitsu Maeda,
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
- Xun Wang,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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 2006 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:
, "The Development of DNA-Templated Organic
, "Conducting Polymer Nanofibers: Synthesis,
Properties and Applications"
Maeda, "Synthesis and Properties of Multiply N-Confused
Wang, "Solution-Based Route to Transitional Metal Oxides
One-dimensional Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization and Their
There were 60 applicants from 22 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:
Dhungana, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Jin, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Jun, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
(KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
The awards to the winners of the 2004 prize and those of 2005 will
be made during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress.
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