Nano prizes

Lost amongst the hoopla of the Nobel Prize announcements last week, were the Feynman prizes for nanotechnology – awarded by the Foresight Nanotech Institute.

The experimental prize went to Sir Fraser Stoddart and, in an academic father-son type of thing, the theory prize went to David Leigh from the University of Edinburgh, who got his PhD in Stoddart’s group back in the Sheffield days in the 80s. Communication and student prizes were also awarded – details can be found here.

Another nano-related prize has also been recently announced:

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation, and Engineering (ISNSCE) is soliciting nominations for its annual Nanoscience Prize. The Nanoscience prize is given every year to recognize and encourage outstanding research in all areas of nanoscience. Go to and click on News for more information.

Not quite as financially rewarding as the new Kavli nanoscience prize, but yet more recognition for good nano-related research can’t be a bag thing.


Stuart Cantrill (Associate Editor, Nature Nanotechnology)