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.
Laureates of the 6th Edition
In virtue of global contribution to promotion of UNESCO ideas in the sphere of nanoscience and nanotechnologies:
Darwish Al Gobaisi (UAE)
Editor-in-Chief of EOLSS, Co-chairman of the UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee
In virtue of outstanding achievements in the sphere of nanoscience and nanotechnologies:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
Jung-Il Jin (Republic of Korea)
Professor, ex-President of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
James Floyd Scott (United Kingdom)
Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society of London and American Physical Society
Anton Grigorievich Naumovets (Ukraine)
Professor, vice-president of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.