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Michael Graetzel wins the Millennium Technology Prize
Date:6/9/2010

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With a sum of 800,000 euros, the Millennium Technology Prize was given today, June 9, to EPFL professor Michael Graetzel. The jury in Helsinki has awarded the prize for the extraordinary career of the man whose dye-sensitized solar cells that bear his name.

One honor after another for Michael Grtzelafter consecrating thirty years to the development of dye-sensitized solar cells, the chemist and professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL) is among the ten most-cited scientists in the world. And now he has just been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki, one of the most prestigious awards for scientific excellence at a sum of 800,000 Euros.

Inspired by photosynthesis, this unique form of solar cells has only recently been commercialized. These dyed-sensitized solar cells cost less to produce than conventional silica based cells and are also more versatile, making them one of the most promising technologies in the field of renewable energy. Michal Grtzel has also worked on improving next-generation li-on batteries by making them safer and more efficient and solar energy storage using hydrogen extractionunlocking a potent carbon-free energy source that could one day replace petrol.

Instituted in 2004, the Millennium Technology Prize is one of the most widely-followed award in the field. Given by the Technology Academy Finland, a composition of Finnish government and industry, the award is for innovative applied science that contributes directly to the well-being of all. By awarding its highest honor to Michael Grtzel, the jury shows its firm confidence in the future of the dye-sensitized cells also known as Grtzel cells.


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Contact: Michael Graetzle
michael.graetzel@epfl.ch
41-786-742-773
Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne
Source:Eurekalert

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