Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE has been established by Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) in 2009. It is awarded on a yearly basis to researchers whose Nanotechnology discoveries and innovations have been applied to production as well as to companies that practically implemented them. The main goal of the Prize is to inspire and recognize innovations in the field of Nanotechnology. The RUSNANOPRIZE is awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three persons) being the citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.
The Prize is awarded in one of the following fields: NanoElectronics, NanoMaterials, NanoBiotechnology and NanoDiagnostics. Each year the field of the Prize is being defined and announced before the nomination circle.
In 2009, Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE in the field of NanoElectronics was awarded to professor Leonid Keldysh (Russia) for pioneering research of semiconductor superlattices and tunneling phenomenon in semiconductors, widely used in nanostructure technology for nanoelectronic devices, especially in the molecular beam epitaxy, to professor Alfred Y. Cho (USA) for pioneering research and development of the molecular beam epitaxy, especially for nanoheterostructure technology widely used in nanoelectronics, as well as to RIBER S.A. (France) for development of molecular beam epitaxy equipment.
In 2010 the Prize will be awarded in the field of “NanoDiagnostics”. The Prize monetary part will make 3.000.000 roubles (approximately 100.000 USD). Today the selection process for RUSNANOPRIZE-2010 in NanoDiagnostics is already underway. Results will be made final in July 2010.
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