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.
Here is the list of Winners
|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.