Two Cambridge nanotechnology experts have been announced as the winners of major awards which honour ‘outstanding’ scientists.
We were very impressed by Professor Ferrari's ability to carry out research with novel and stimulating results exploiting different frontiers stretching from materials science to engineering and physics.Awards committee
The NANOSMAT Award recognises outstanding mid-career scientists for their exceptional scientific achievements, professional leadership, originality and innovation in research and development relating to nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Professor Ferrari has made outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and has done pioneering work with graphene and carbon nanotubes.
The awards committee was very impressed by his ability to carry out research with novel and stimulating results exploiting different frontiers stretching from materials science to engineering and physics.
The KROTO Award also recognises and honours young, outstanding and high calibre scientists who although still early on in their professional careers, demonstrate true leadership, originality and innovation in research and development relating to nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dr Cole, a recently elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, is developing nanostructured electron sources and researching means of their integration into desktop-scale applications.
The KROTO Award has been set up in memory and recognition of the late Professor Sir Harold W. Kroto, who during his later years, devoted time to promoting science and technology to youngsters. He did this in order to engage and motivate them to take interest in the subjects so that they may work collectively towards overcoming some of the key scientific challenges facing the world today.
Professor Ferrari and Dr Cole will be presented with their awards at the 12th NANOSMAT Conference in Paris, France, in September. Both will deliver lectures at the conference.