PRISM - PRize ISM
ISM has begun awarding the Prize of the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (PRISM), aimed at scientists having achieved outstanding breakthroughs in the past five years in the field of Science of Materials. PRISM intends to promote both fundamental and applied research in science and technology of materials, fields in which ISM aims to become a leader at the international level.
Two prize categories are awarded each year:
- PRISM Senior for scientists older than 35 years,
- PRISM Junior for those under 35.
The winners will have the possibility to avail of ISM expertise and infrastructures for their researches. Furthermore the winners are invited to give a seminar during a workshop, conference or school focused on the Prize's scientific topics. Travel expenses are covered by ISM.
The PRISM commission, composed of ex-winners of the prize and research scientists of ISM, will evaluate the applications received, and make a ranking list thereby choosing the winners for the two PRISM categories.
For the Senior PRISM category, the Prize has been awarded to Federico Capasso - Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University - USA
For the Junior PRISM category, the Prize has been awarded to Nicola Gasparini - Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London - UK
The award is presented annually by an international jury to two scientists having achieved outstanding breakthroughs in the field of Science of Materials in the last 5 years. The award ceremony will take place at the Marconi Hall of the National Research Council, P.le Aldo Moro 7 in Rome, and will be broadcast live on the social media channels of CNR-ISM on October 24th at 3:00 PM (CEST).
For the category PRISM Senior, the Prize has been awarded to Riccardo Comin, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).
For the category PRISM Junior, the Prize has been awarded to Stefania Cacovich, Researcher at Unité Mixte de Recherche CNRS-IPVF (France).
The prize is assigned yearly by an international jury for the breakthrough achievements in the field of Science of Materials in the last five years.
The online award ceremony will be held on January 16th at 3 p.m.(CET) on the Facebook page @cnr.ism
PRISM Award Ceremony Program - Tuesday, December 14th
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