By the deadline of April 1 this year, several very high quality nominations were received for both categories of the quadrennial award FEI-European Microscopy Award organized by the EMS. Over the past few weeks the jury for the 2012 FEI-EM award reviewed all the applications for both categories.
After very careful consideration, the jury decided to offer the Physical/Materials Sciences and Optics award to Dr. Mathieu Kociak from the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, France, for his outstanding achievements in instrumental and theoretical development pioneering new branches of nanoscience.
The Life Sciences award is offered to Dr. Yves Dufrêne from the Institute of Condensed Matter & Nanosciences Bio & Soft Matter of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, for his outstanding achievements in the study of living cells by high-resolution atomic force microscopy.
The winners will each give a 30 min. lecture during the award ceremony at the upcoming emc2012 meeting in Manchester this September. The ceremony is planned on the last day of the meeting, Friday September
21 from 1 to 2 pm and will be followed by the closing lecture of the meeting presented by Dan Shechtman, 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals.
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