'Prize Lecture for Nanoscience' established in Ireland

(Nanowerk News) In recognition of the significant achievements being made by Irish scientists and scientists based in Ireland to the field of nanoscience the RDS in partnership with Intel Ireland have inaugurated a Prize Lecture for Nanoscience.
Ireland is currently a global leader in the field of nanoscience - ongoing research in this area is leading the way for an array of exciting developments in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and material science. This field of research has the potential to revolutionise the future of industry in Ireland and add significant value to our existing strengths in these areas.
It is increasingly important to acknowledge Irish excellence in scientific innovation. Therefore, the RDS is delighted to partner with Intel with this initiative which will recognise those whose contributions to the field of nanoscience are transforming the future of science and industry both at home and abroad.
The Prize Lecture will be awarded annually and will alternate between a scientist based in Ireland and an Irish scientist based abroad.
The award in 2011 will be for a scientist based in Ireland. Those eligible are scientists working in the field of nanoscience. This includes, but is not limited to, those working in the areas of advanced materials, photonics, electronics and biology and their applications.
Nominations for this Prize Lecture are now open. The lecture will be given at the RDS in May 2011.
Source: RDS Foundation