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Louisiana Tech University professor, researcher receives prestigious Humboldt Prize
Date:1/23/2014

RUSTON, La. Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University's Institute for Micromanufacturing, has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in chemistry, also known as the Humboldt Prize, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

Annually, up to 100 Humboldt Prizes are awarded in all research and humanitarian fields with the chemistry prize going to only about six eminent chemists worldwide. Lvov received the award for his groundbreaking work in the chemistry of nano-scale systems and becomes one of the first scientists in Louisiana to receive the award for work in chemistry.

"The significance of Yuri's contributions to the field of chemistry and nanoscience are matched only by the impact he has had on the academic and research reputation of Louisiana Tech," said Louisiana Tech President Les Guice. "He provides our students with a unique opportunity to learn from and work side-by-side with one of the world's most respected research scientists, right here in northern Louisiana.

"I congratulate Yuri on this remarkable achievement and am proud that he continues to serve as a leading force for innovation and research excellence at Louisiana Tech."

The Humboldt Prize is conferred upon internationally renowned scientists in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. It also recognizes those whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge innovations in the future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

Dr. Stan Napper, vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, said the award is international recognition for Lvov and for Louisiana Tech Univers
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Contact: Dave Guerin
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