Prizes for Young Chemists
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Release, 12 April 2007
IUPAC announced the
2007 winners of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) today announced the winners of the 2007 IUPAC Prizes for Young
Chemists, awards for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences
as described in 1000-word essays.
The five winners are:
- Deanna D'Alessandro,
James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
- Euan R. Kay,
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Anna Aleksandra Michrowska,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
- Taleb Mokari,
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- Feng Tao,
Princeton University, NJ, 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 2007 winners' theses can be found on
the IUPAC web site and cover a wide range of subject matter:
D'Alessandro, "Stereochemical Effects on Intervalence
Kay, "Mechanized Molecules"
Michrowska, "Search for new Hoveyda-Grubbs catalysts
and their application in metathesis of alkenes"
Mokari, "Developing a new composite of nanocrystals
with Semiconductor-Insulator and Semiconductor-Metal interfaces"
Tao, "Nanoscale Surface Chemistry of Organic Layers
on Solid Surfaces Formed through Weak Noncovalent Interactions and Strong
There were 57 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 Prof.
Leiv K. Sydnes, IUPAC past president.
In view of the many high-quality applications, the Committee decided
to also 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 2008 Prize are now being solicited, as described
on the IUPAC web site www.iupac.org.
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