JIANG Lei Awarded UNESCO Medal (Image by TIPCCAS)
In a ceremony held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on February 5, 2016, 8 eminent scientists received the UNESCO Medals for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. JIANG Lei, professor of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), was one of this year's medal recipients. Professor JIANG Lei received the UNESCO Medal for his research on the design and fabrication of bio-inspired surfaces with specific wettability.
The medal is awarded each year by the Director-General of UNESCO to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the spirit of UNESCO’s priorities.
The Medal was established in 2010 at the initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies theme for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Since then, 24 Medals have been awarded to prominent scientists, institutions and public figures, such as Zhores Alferov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000, and Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Isamu Akasaki, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, was among the new laureates.
UNESCO Medals for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies, 2016 ceremony.
(Image by UNESCO/ Pilar Chiang Joo)