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.
The scientific laureates of this 4th edition are:
Mr. Valentin Bukhtoyarov (Russian Federation) : Academician of the Russian Academy of Mining Science
Ms. Constance Chang-Hasnain (United States) : John R. Whinnery Chair Professor at the University of California, Berkeley
Ms. Soodabeh Davaran (Iran) : Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Tabriz University
Mr. Vladimir Fortov (Russian Federation) : President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mr. Mikhail Kovalchuk (Russian Federation) : Founder of the Kurchatov Nano-Bio –Info-Kogno Centre and Head of the Editorial Board of the journal Russian Nanotechnologies
Ms. Tebello Nyokong (South Africa) : Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Rhodes University
Mr. Mikhail Selyanin (Russian Federation) : President of the International Research and Development Centre for Innovation Technologies
Mr. Shem Wandiga (Kenya) : Professor of Chemistry at the department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi.