Prize for Young Chemists
.... 2000 winners
Organizations & People
Release, 19 April 2001
the 2001 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, planned
as an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences,
as described in a 1000-word essay.
The winners are:
, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA,
The five winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and
a free trip to the IUPAC Congress, 1-6 July 2001, Brisbane, Australia.
Each prize winner will also present a poster at the IUPAC Congress
describing his/her award winning work.
Applications for the 2002 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:
There were 29 applicants from 15 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. Joshua Jortner
Professor of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University and Past President of
IUPAC. Prof. Jortner commented on the high quality of the applications
and said, "I was very happy with the nominations for the 2001 Prize,
which reflect on the high quality of the international activity, and
on the development of new and exciting research areas in the chemical
sciences. In choosing the Prize winners, we considered scientific
standards and quality as primary criteria, and geographical diversification
as a secondary criterion
In view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided
also to give four 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".
The awards to the four winners of the IUPAC 2000 Prize and the
five winners of the IUPAC 2001 Prize will be made during the Grand
Opening session of the IUPAC
Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
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