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September 14, 2011 – Geoffrey Ozin wins the Albert Einstein World Award of Science

by Jessica Lewis — Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011


September 14, 2011

Chemistry professor Geoffrey Ozin has won the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, which is given by the World Cultural Council. It recognizes scientific and technological research that has brought benefit to humanity. Ozin, who is recognized as a prominent figure in nanochemistry, was selected by an interdisciplinary committee of world-renowned scientists, which includes 25 Nobel laureates.

“It is gratifying that the field of nanochemistry is beginning to receive the recognition that it justly deserves,” said Ozin. “It is the beginning of the nanomaterials food chain for many Fortune 500 companies and thousands of spinoff companies that have already produced more than 600 nano products on the market.”  

Ozin also has received the 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry Richard Barrer Award, 2010 Premier Discovery Prize for Natural Sciences and Engineering, 2005 NSERC Brockhouse Interdisciplinary Prize and the 2005 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize. He is a 2011 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Distinguished University Professor, the highest rank U of T bestows upon its faculty members, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry.