Navigation Links
Louisiana Tech University professor, researcher receives prestigious Humboldt Prize

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 University.

"Dr. Lvov joins a select group of Fellows around the world who have been recognized for fundamental discoveries and ongoing research by the von Humboldt Foundation," said Napper. "His expertise in nanotechnology and nanoscience is recognized around the world, and we are so pleased that he has chosen to share his knowledge and his inquiry with students and faculty at Louisiana Tech. His presence and professionalism have helped elevate our university and our state."

Lvov's scientific papers have been cited more than 12,000 times, making him one of the most highly cited chemists in the world today. He is also the author of more than 250 peer reviewed publications and has been invited to present talks at more than 120 national or international scientific conferences and lectures, at over 50 major universities and companies. Small Times Magazine named Lvov its 2007 Innovator of the Year and, in 2013, he was elected as an honorable professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology in China.

"This is a great and well deserved honor for Dr. Lvov and Louisiana Tech is fortunate to have internationally recognized faculty like him," says Dr. Hisham Hegab, interim dean of Tech's College of Engineering and Science. "He has been our chief scientist in nanotechnology for many years and has continued to develop innovative research in nanotechnology such as his groundbreaking work in clay nanotubes. The College continues to benefit greatly from his dedication to undergraduate and graduate education as well as his basic and applied research that is leading to commercial applications."

Lvov was nominated by for the Humboldt Prize by Technical University of Berlin the largest engineering school in Germany where he collaborates with Professor R. von Klitzing on fundamental problems related to the new type of ceramic nanotubes for composite materials. Lvov has pioneered two important nanotechnology methods: an electrostatic layer-by-layer nanoassembly and clay nanotubes for functional polymer composites. Researchers from around the world have followed his innovative research techniques.


Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Related medicine news :

1. Acadian Ambulance and Air Med Honored by Louisiana State Police
2. Painting by Louisiana Artist Accepted into MDA Art Collection
3. SC&H Capital Advises LSU Hospitals in Privatization Deal in Louisiana
4. NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed by Alonso Krangle Alleges That Use of NuvaRing Caused a Louisiana Woman to Develop a Life-Threatening Blood Clot Disorder
5. World-Renowned Autism Expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Presents Keynote Address at CARD Louisiana Autism Conference, August 24th in Baton Rouge
6. North American Seminars Receives PT Continuing Education Course Approval in Louisiana for The Lumbopelvic Region Presented September 21-22, 2013 at East Jefferson General
7. Evamor Products, LLC Partners with Crescent Crown Distributing Co., Inc. for Louisiana Market Growth
8. NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed by Alonso Krangle on Behalf of a Louisiana Woman Who Developed Pulmonary Embolism Allegedly Due to NuvaRing Use
9. Well Community Project Grants $180,000 to Community Organizations in Mississippi, Michigan, and Louisiana to Promote Wellness
10. Summer Brings Skin Cancer Awareness Month And Local Insurance Agents at Cunningham Financial Group Want to Remind Louisiana Residents to Stay Safe in the Sun
11. PreCheck, Inc. Adds Arizona and Louisiana State Medicaid Exclusion Lists to SanctionCheck Data Base
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Louisiana Tech University professor, researcher receives prestigious Humboldt Prize
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa ... contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based ... and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored ... 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site Consumer ... one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than Miracle ... ... Consumers For Hearing Aids ... an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered hearing aids ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: