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IUPAC Announces Prize Winners


IUPAC Announces Prize Winners

On 30 April 2003, IUPAC announced the winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, which is an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences as described in a 1000-word essay. The winners are as follows:

  • Roman Boulatov, Stanford University, CA, USA

  • Gonzalo Cosa, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Martin Trent Lemaire, University of Victoria, Canada

  • Christoph Schaffrath, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

  • Kaihsu Tai, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free trip to the IUPAC Congress, 10–15 August 2003, Ottawa, Canada. Each prize winner will also be invited to present a poster at the IUPAC Congress describing his/her award winning work. The awards to the five winners of the 2003 prize and those of 2002 will be made during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress. The essays describing the winners’ theses, which can be found on the IUPAC Web site, cover a wide range of subject matter.

There were 34 applicants from 13 countries. The Prize Selection Committee was comprised of members of the IUPAC Bureau with a wide range of expertise in chemistry. The committee was chaired by Dr. Alan Hayes, IUPAC past president.

In view of the quality of many applications, the Committee decided also to give three Honorable Mention Awards:

  • S. Nagendran, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

  • Vincent Semetey, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France (currently at Harvard University, MA, USA)

  • Lei Wang, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (currently at University of California in San Diego, CA, USA)

The Honorable Mention Award winners will receive a cash prize of USD 100 and a copy of the Compendium of Chemical Terminology, the IUPAC "Gold Book."

Applications for the 2004 Prize are now being solicited, as described at <>.


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