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“UNESCO Medals” for contributions in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

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UNESCO Medals has been conferred upon the 8 eminent scientists to recognize their contribution in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies, at an event held in Paris.

  • Russia has made a big win to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies as 4 scientists from Russian federation grabbed this award.

“UNESCO Medals” for contributions in Nanoscience and NanotechnologiesHere is the list of Winners

Winner Country Contribution
Professor Isamu Akasaki              Japan Contribution in the creation of blue light-emitting diodes, which resulted in the discovery of white light sources for illumination
Professor Lei Jiang China Research on the design and fabrication of bio-inspired surfaces with specific wettability
Professor Philippe Pernod France Worked on active nanostructured magnetic and multiferroic films, Micro-Magneto-Electro-Mechanical Systems and their applications, and multistable nanostructures.
Professor Nicholas Kotov USA Worked on biometric self-organization of Nano colloids, ultra-strong nanocomposites, tissue engineering with nanomaterials, and nanoscale drugs
Academician Gennady Krasnikov Russia For his efforts to broaden the use of nanotechnologies in manufacturing industries and his work in the field of semiconductor physics and semiconductor devices
Professor Igor Ashurbeyli Russia For his work in the field of the development of new generation microelectronic devices, information systems and technologies
Doctor Mikhail Dubina Russia Worked on research and development of new medical technologies based on the use of nanostructures in the earlier on-line diagnostics as well as the creation of new nano biotechnological devices that could influence the bioprocesses in the human body
Doctor Natalya Mikhaylova Russia For her work on the application of nanotechnologies in aesthetic medicine, in the fields of cosmetology, polysaccharide development, cancer therapy, reconstructive and plastic surgery


About UNESCO Medal:
Established in 2010 is an initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies theme for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS).

  • It is awarded each year by the Director-General of UNESCO to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the spirit of UNESCO’s priorities.