WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 1432H - 2011G
KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
Riyadh, Monday 13 Safar 1432H occurring 17 January 2011G, HRH Prince Khalid Alfaisal, Director of The King Faisal Foundation, tonight announced the winners of the King Faisal International Prize.
The King Faisal International Prize for Science (Chemistry) for the year 1432H - 2011G has been awarded jointly to:
Professor Whitesides has revolutionized the field of self assembly using molecular scale synthesis to control the macroscopic properties of surfaces. This and his work on soft lithography, where he developed practical methods to mold complex patterns on surfaces, is characterized by its relevance to diverse fields such as molecular electronics, material science and biology. Professor Whitesides has recognized and developed connections between nanoscience and biological systems, leading to new paradigms for drug design, which may enable new and inexpensive approaches to bioscience and medical diagnostics.
Professor Zare is recognized for his fundamental contribution to the understanding of molecular dynamics and chemical reactions. He developed the extremely sensitive technique of laser induced fluorescence and pioneered its application in many fields ranging from analytical chemistry and molecular biology to astrophysics (composition of interstellar media).
This is the 33rd annual King Faisal International Prize announcement.
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