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Vol. 33 No. 4
July-August 2011

IUPAC Wire | News and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
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IUPAC Announces Winners of the 2011 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists

The winners of the 2011 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, awarded for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences as described in 1000-word essays, are as follows:

  • Rubén Costa Riquelme, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • William Donald, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Matthew Macauley, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bozhi Tian, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Sheng Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Chengqi Yi, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and travel expenses to the 43rd IUPAC Congress, 30 July–7 August 2011, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Each prizewinner will also be invited to present a poster at the IUPAC Congress describing his award-winning work and to submit a short, critical review on aspects of his research topic to be published in Pure and Applied Chemistry. The awards will be presented to the winners of the 2010 and 2011 prizes during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress.
The essays describing the 2011 winners’ theses, which may be found on the IUPAC website, cover a wide range of subject matter:

  • Dr. Costa Riquelme: Theoretical and Experimental Study of Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on Ionic Transition-Metal Complexes: From the Molecule to the Device
  • Dr. Donald: Ion Nanocalorimetry: Measuring Absolute Reduction Potentials and Investigating Effects of Water on Electron Solvation and Ion Fluorescence
  • Dr. Macauley: Insight into O-GlcNAc Protein Modification Using Chemical and Biochemical Tools
  • Dr. Tian: Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Novel Nanowire Structures for Photovoltaics and Intracellular Probes
  • Dr. Xu: Oxide Nanowire Arrays for Energy Sciences
  • Dr. Yi: Probing the AlkB Family DNA/RNA Repair Enzymes with a Chemical Disulphide Cross-Linking Approach

The Prize Selection Committee received 47 applications from 19 different countries. Chaired by IUPAC Past President Jung-Il Jin, the committee comprised members of the IUPAC Bureau with a wide range of expertise in chemistry. In view of the many high-quality applications, the committee gave three Honorable Mention Awards to these young chemists:

  • Changle Chen, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Lei Fang, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Bo Shen, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Applications for the 2012 Prizes are now being solicited, as described on the IUPAC website.

www.iupac.org/web/nt/2011-05-23_2011_winners


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