UNESCO Medal 'For the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies'

This medal was established at the initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) theme on nanoscience and nanotechnologies, with support from the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO. The medal is in recognition of significant contributions to the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies.

EOLSS is an integrated knowledge base focusing on sustainable development in all aspects from ecological issues to human security. With contributions from thousands of scientists and experts in over 100 countries, this web-based encyclopedia is the result of an unprecedented global effort.

2012 Laureates

For their scientific contribution to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies:

Dieter Bimberg (Germany)
Chair, Federal Center of Competence on Nano-Optoelectronics and Federal Nanotechnology Centers of Competence of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

Petr Luskinovich (Russian Federation)
Director General of the Technosystem N Joint-Stock Company and member of the Russian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Vadim Shakhnov (Russian Federation)
Member of the Russian Academy of Science and Head of Department at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Vladimir Shalaev (USA)
Researcher in the field of meta-materials optics and nano-optics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University (USA).

Evgeny Velikhov (Russian Federation)
Academician, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


For his contribution to the popularization of nanotechnologies:

Alexander Chesnokov (Russian Federation)
Member of the International Informatization Academy and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

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