Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Nanotechnology expert awarded $10M grant

Abstract:
Acclaimed nanotechnology researcher Ted Sargent has been awarded a $10 million dollar grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia - an international graduate-level research university set to open in September 2009.

Nanotechnology expert awarded $10M grant

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada | Posted on March 13th, 2008

U of T was one of 60 world-class institutions worldwide invited to put forth nominees for the award. Sargent, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, is one of 12 scholars to be part of the founding group of KAUST Investigators and the only individual at a Canadian university to receive a grant. The competition was open to all internationally recognized scientists and engineers having an outstanding record of prior accomplishments and a very high level of originality and productivity.

At 34, Sargent is one of the most celebrated scientists of his generation. In 2003, he was named one of world's top young innovators by MIT's Technology Review and in 2005 was named a research leader in the Scientific American 50. He is a graduate of U of T and Queen's University.

"It's a spectacular award to an absolutely outstanding researcher. U of T has huge strengths in nano-science, and in the 10 years since his PhD, Professor Sargent has done it all," said President David Naylor. "He's carried out breakthrough experiments with stunning results and demystified nanotechnology for a wide audience in his popular book, The Dance of Molecules."

Sargent's research will build on the work for which he has already won wide acclaim - developing nanotechnology that uses the infrared rays of the sun to provide power for virtually everything that now uses electricity. In 2005, Sargent and his research team at U of T proved that it is possible to capture and convert the sun's invisible infrared rays into electricity. The team did so using a material that could be simply spray-coated onto any flexible backing.

"This is tremendously exciting for Ted. He has made huge achievements at a relatively young age and this award will enable him to have even greater impact with his innovative work," said Professor Paul Young, vice-president (research), who nominated Sargent for the award. "This award also reinforces that U of T has exceptional talent. There is no question that our scholars across all disciplines can win more grants of this caliber. We will continue to make a special effort over the coming years to nominate faculty for a range of scholarly prizes."

Sargent will continue to conduct his work at U of T and will also collaborate at KAUST with students and faculty from around the world.

"This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one of our exceptionally gifted engineering professors. We are delighted that Ted Sargent is being recognized with this prestigious award to further his research and provide innovative solutions to address the world's energy needs," said Professor Cristina Amon, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. "The KAUST award will enable critical breakthroughs to address today's compromise between low cost and high performance solar energy and will accelerate the cycle of innovation to transform the sun's abundant rays into a practical, cost-effective source of energy to be enjoyed by the citizens of the world."

KAUST is a new university that is being built on 36 million square metres on the Red Sea at Thuwal, approximately 80 kilometres north of Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah. The awards are part of KAUST's plan to establish itself as a global centre for top-notch research in key areas such as resources, energy and environment; biosciences and bioengineering; applied mathematics and computational science; and materials science and engineering.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
University of Toronto
Media Line at 416-978-0100

Copyright © University of Toronto

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015

Nanolab Technologies LEAPS Forward with High-Performance Analysis Services to the World: Nanolab Orders Advanced Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP®) Microscope from CAMECA Unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division August 27th, 2015

National Space Society Welcomes Janet Ivey As New NSS Governor: Janet Ivey of Janet's Planet is NOW IN ORBIT as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society August 27th, 2015

Announcements

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015

Nanolab Technologies LEAPS Forward with High-Performance Analysis Services to the World: Nanolab Orders Advanced Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP®) Microscope from CAMECA Unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division August 27th, 2015

National Space Society Welcomes Janet Ivey As New NSS Governor: Janet Ivey of Janet's Planet is NOW IN ORBIT as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society August 27th, 2015

Energy

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2015 conference August 25th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update On Hospital Project, PCAOB Audit, and New Heat Shield™ Line August 24th, 2015

Novel nanostructures for efficient long-range energy transport August 21st, 2015

Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers: Rice University scientists find possible replacement for platinum as catalyst August 20th, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

50 Years of Scanning Electron Microscopy from ZEISS: ZEISS celebrates the birth of the first commercial scanning electron microscope in 1965 August 26th, 2015

How UEA research could help build computers from DNA August 19th, 2015

'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future August 19th, 2015

Exercise-induced hormone irisin is not a 'myth' August 14th, 2015

Solar/Photovoltaic

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Novel nanostructures for efficient long-range energy transport August 21st, 2015

Charge transport in hybrid silicon solar cells August 17th, 2015

Nano Electrolyte Additives Increase Efficiency of Solar Cells August 10th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic