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Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Call for nominations in nanochemistry - $250k 2012 Bower Award

(Nanowerk News) On behalf of The Franklin Institute, you are invited to nominate candidates for the 2012 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. This award is presented annually by The Franklin Institute to an individual of any nationality for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. Each year, a predetermined field of study is chosen as a theme. A gold medal and a cash prize of $250,000 are awarded to the individual selected to receive the award.
The theme for the 2012 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is Nanochemistry. Notice of intent to nominate is encouraged: March 31, 2011. Complete Nomination: May 31, 2011
The Franklin Institute seeks nominations of individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the advancement of the field of Nanochemistry, which uses synthetic chemistry to design nanoscale materials with unique sizes, shapes, compositions, surface structures, and properties. Currently, scientific activity in nanoscience is robust and broad resulting in significant advances in many fields. The nominations for the 2012 Bower Award should recognize contributions that have advanced our understanding of chemistry on the nanoscale and/or its applications. Specific research areas suggested for the 2012 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science include, but are not limited to: quantum dots, semiconductor nanomaterials, nanosized metal particles and catalysts, nanochemistry in medicine, nanoscale assemblies, nanochemistry in biological imaging, and nanochemistry in energy research.
The Franklin Institute Awards Program is among the oldest and most comprehensive international science and technology awards programs in the world. The roster of Franklin Institute Laureates reads like a Who's Who of science and invention, including the eminent scientists Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Rudolph Diesel, Marie and Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Svante Arrhenius, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Chandrasekhara Raman, Enrico Fermi, Wolfgang Pauli, Marshall Nierenberg, Elias Corey, Stephen Hawking, Benoit Mandelbrot, Allen Newell, Ralph Cicerone, John Mather, Barry Marshall, Robert Grubbs, Judah Folkman, K. Barry Sharpless, Norman Allinger, Alexandra Navrotsky, Robin Hochstrasser, Harry Gray, Elizabeth Blackburn, Henri Kagan, Yoichiro Nambu, Samuel Danishefsky, Don Norman, Klaus Biemann, Albert Eschenmoser, J. Frederick Grassle, George Whitesides, JoAnne Stubbe, Bill Gates, and K. C. Nicolaou. I urge you to nominate a candidate whose name should be added to this distinguished list.
Please forward this Call for Nominations to colleagues who might wish to make a nomination or to professional associations to which you belong.
Questions about the appropriateness of a particular nomination are welcome and may be directed to Dr. Frederic Bertley, Vice President, The Franklin Institute, at fbertley@fi.edu.
Source: The Franklin Institute
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