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Vol. 35 No. 4
July-August 2013

IUPAC Wire | News and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
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Winners of 2013 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists

The winners of the 2013 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:

  • Daishi Fujita, Japan, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Thomas Kempa, USA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Huifeng Qian, China, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Hailiang Wang, China, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Qiao Zhang, China, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and travel expenses to the 44th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, 11–16 August 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. They will be invited to submit a short critical review on aspects of their research topic to be published in Pure and Applied Chemistry. The awards will be presented to the winners of the 2012 and 2013 prizes during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress.

The essays describing the winners’ theses can be found on the IUPAC website and cover a wide range of subject matter:

  • Dr. Fujita: Protein Encapsulation within Synthetic Molecular Hosts
  • Dr. Kempa: Nanowire Architectures for Next-Generation Solar Cells and Photonic Devices
  • Dr. Qian: Controlling Gold Nanoparticles with Atomic Precision: Synthesis and Structure Determination
  • Dr. Wang: Inorganic/Graphene Hybrid Nano-materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Dr. Zhang: Nanomaterials Engineering and App-lications in Catalysis

There were 43 applications from 15 different countries. The Prize Selection Committee awarded six Honorable Mentions:

  • Sarah Bronner, USA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Paul Brown, UK, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Gaston Corthey, Argentina, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
  • Thierry Fouquet, France, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sayantan Paria, India, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • Joshua Robinson, USA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

www.iupac.org/news/news-detail/article/iupac-announces-winners-of-the-2013-iupac-prizes-for-young-chemists.html


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