Laureates 2005

Future - Materials Science

C.N.R. Rao

C.N.R. Rao

C.N.R. Rao is the Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.

Prof. Rao is one of the world's foremost solid state and materials chemists. He has made prolific and sustained contributions to the development of the field over five decades. His work on transition metal oxides has led to basic understanding of novel phenomena and the relationship between materials properties and

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George Whitesides

George Whitesides

George Whitesides is Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA.

Prof. Whitesides has been a prolific contributor to the field of materials science. He was the first to explore the intersection of molecular-scale synthesis and surface science, which led to his work on self-assembly monolayers (SAMs). The development of SAMs has led to the transformation of surface

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Robert Langer

Robert Langer

Robert Langer is the Kenneth L. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Prof. Langer has pioneered the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering. He has contributed to the development of biocompatible polymers for drug delivery and synthetic polymers to form specific tissue structures creating the field of tissue engineering. His work has allowed the controlled release of

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