Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering Professor, received the UNESCO Medal for his work on biometric self-organization of nano colloids, ultra-strong nanocomposites, tissue engineering with nanomaterials, and nanoscale drugs. The medal was awarded during a ceremony held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on February 5, 2016.
“I was proud to represent the University of Michigan, the United States, and all of my students, postdocs, and colleagues who contributed to the research on self-organization of nanoparticles at UNESCO,” Kotov says.
This award, established in 2010, is presented each year by the Director-General of UNESCO to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. The award was created at the initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the nanoscience and nanotechnologies theme for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS).
UNESCO’s Director General, Irina Bokova, presenting the medal to Kotov in photo above, says “this medal is designed to highlight the tremendous benefits of progress in nanoscience and nanotechnologies for our societies, for our economies, for all of us”
Kotov is also a faculty member in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Macromolecular Science & Engineering