From an exceptionally competitive field of nominees, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 ACS Nano Lectureship Awards!

Americas - Professor Jillian Buriak
Professor Buriak is a member of the chemistry faculty of the University of Alberta where she holds the Canada Research Chair of Nanomaterials for Energy and the Alberta Innovates Industry Chair of Sun-Powered Generation of Fuels and Power. Her research focuses on solar cells, nanoparticle-based devices, nanofabrication and self-assembly, nanomedicine, and creative approaches to research. In addition to her science, Prof. Buriak is known as a spectacular speaker and science communicator, and as well as a guide to improving science communications.

Asia/Pacific - Professor Lei Jiang
Professor Jiang is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and on the faculty of the CAS Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, as well as the dean of the School of Chemistry of Beihang University. He is a world leader in understanding and synthetic recapitulation of the interesting and useful properties of natural materials with nanoscale structures. He is exceptionally creative and is known for his insightful and entertaining lectures..

Europe/Africa/Middle East - Professor Stefan Maier
Professor Maier holds the Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems in the Faculty of Physics of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He retains a part-time position at Imperial College London, where he holds the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics. He is a world leader in understanding and applying plasmonics and dielectric nanophotonics in nanoscale systems. He is an insightful and engaging leader.

The lectureships and companion lectures will be presented during the European Materials Research Society meeting in May, Strasbourg, France.


Past Winners

2019
Americas - Naomi Halas, Rice University
Asia/Pacific - Bin Liu, National University of Singapore
Europe/Africa/Middle East - Jamie Warner, University of Oxford

2018
Americas - Zhenan Bao, Stanford University
Asia/Pacific - Zhongfan Liu, Peking University
Europe/Africa/Middle East - Jonathan Coleman, Trinity College Dublin

2017
Americas - Teri Odom, Northwestern University
Asia/Pacific - Hui-Ming Cheng, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science
Europe/Africa/Middle East - David Norris, ETH Zürich

2016
Americas — Christopher Murray, University of Pennsylvania
Asia/Pacific — Lifeng Chi, Soochow University
Europe/the Middle East/Africa — Andrea Ferrari, University of Cambridge

2015
Americas – Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley
Asia/Pacific –  Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University
Europe/Middle East/Africa – Maurizio Prato, University of Trieste

2014
Americas – Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
Asia/Pacific – Amanda S. Barnard, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 
Europe/Middle East/Africa – Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

2013
Americas – Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Asia/Pacific – Kian Ping Loh, National University of Singapore 
Europe/Middle East/Africa – Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2012
Americas – James M. Tour, Rice University 
Asia/Pacific – Frank Caruso, University of Melbourne
Europe/Middle East/Africa – Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE
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