Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences 2013 Awarded to Professor Noel S. Hush
The Editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the 4th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor Noel S. Hush from The University of Sydney, Australia for his outstanding contributions to electron transfer processes. The prize consists of a monetary award of $20,000 and will be presented during the 2013 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, in New Orleans, USA (7-11 April 2013).
Professor Hush developed theories with broad applications for predicting and explaining electron transfer processes. His elegant theories take into account both solvent reorganization and the inner structure of a molecular complex. He also explained how electrons transfer between species covalently linked by bridging molecules. His work has had wide impact in fields ranging from corrosion to solar energy to photosynthesis.
Nobel Laureate Professor Ahmed Zewail, in whose name the Prize is honoured, remarked: "Noel has made profound contributions to molecular science. Over six decades, he continues his creative work on various frontiers, from electron transfer theory to molecular electronics. I am delighted that he has been awarded the prize."
Rob van Daalen, Publisher Chemical Physics Letters, commented, “I am delighted with the choice of Professor Hush as the 4th Ahmed Zewail Prize winner. I thank both the nominators and the leading scientists in the Voting Committee, who helped the Editors in making such an exceptional choice from a field of very strong nominations.”
Noel Sydney Hush is Emeritus Professor of the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney. He has been at the University for over thirty years and was its founder of the Theoretical Chemistry discipline. Before arriving at the University of Sydney, Hush worked in England at the universities of Manchester and Bristol. He has also held numerous prestigious visiting scientist posts at universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Noel Hush is author of well over two hundred publications and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society (UK). He was appointed a Commander Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his services in 1993.
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Ahmed Zewail Prize Symposium: ACS- Spring, New Orleans
Read and Download some of Professor Hush’s Articles
In honour of Professor Noel S. Hush’s achievement in winning the Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences 2013, we are delighted to showcase his articles that he published with Elsevier throughout his career. These are available to download and read at your leisure. Click here.
About the Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
The Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences is awarded on a biennial basis to an individual scientist who has made significant and creative contributions, particularly those of a fundamental nature, to any of the disciplines of molecular sciences. The awardee’s research activities may cover theoretical and/or experimental aspects of studies in all phases of matter and biological systems.
The Prize consists of a monetary award of US$ 20,000, a Gold Medal, and a certificate. The awarding of the Prize will take place at the Ahmed Zewail Prize Award Symposium at the ACS Spring National Meetings.
The Prize winner will be requested to deliver a lecture at this Symposium, jointly hosted by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry (PHYS) and Elsevier. He/she will also be asked to invite 3 - 4 colleagues to each deliver a supporting lecture covering their work in a related field.