Previous prize winners - Ahmed Azewail Prize
AHMED ZEWAIL PRIZE IN MOLECULAR SCIENCES 2011 AWARDED TO PROFESSOR WILLIAM H. MILLER
Congratulations to Professor William H. Miller, winner of the Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences 2011. Thank you to all those who joined us on Monday 28th March at the Anaheim Convention Center, for this special Ahmed Zewail Prize Award Symposium.The Editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the third Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor William H. Miller from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, for his outstanding contributions to the theory of chemical reactions.
Professor Miller's research has dealt with essentially all aspects of molecular collision theory and chemical reaction dynamics. Most recently his efforts have focused on developing a practical way of adding quantum effects to classical molecular dynamics simulations of chemical processes. Everyone involved in the detailed interpretation of experiments on chemical reaction dynamics will have been influenced by his innovative theories.
Nobel Laureate Professor Ahmed Zewail, in whose name the Prize is honoured, remarked: "Bill has made fundamental contributions to the field of chemical dynamics. In his work, one can see the elegance of approach and the creative sparks, which were certainly evident in his seminal semiclassical description of reactivity."
The prize was presented during the 2011 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Anaheim, CA, USA
AHMED ZEWAIL PRIZE IN MOLECULAR SCIENCES 2009 AWARDED TO PROFESSOR MOSTAFA EL-SAYED
The Editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the second Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor Mostafa El-Sayed from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, for his seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic and molecular dynamics and properties of systems with different length scales, ranging from molecules to nanoparticles to biomedical systems.
Mostafa El-Sayed has made broad fundamental contributions to many research areas in the field of electronic and molecular dynamics. His pioneering experiments have yielded deeper understanding of the mechanisms of electronic dynamics in many systems of different length scales ranging from gaseous molecules; ions; gaseous clusters; molecules in condensed phase; amorphous and crystalline solids; nanoparticles and photo biological systems.
The Ahmed Zewail Prize will be presented during the 2009 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Salt Lake City, USA.
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AHMED ZEWAIL PRIZE IN MOLECULAR SCIENCES 2007 AWARDED TO PROFESSOR DAVID BUCKINGHAM
Professor David Buckingham has been awarded the Ahmed Zewail Prize for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of optical, electric and magnetic properties of molecules.
David Buckingham has made many original theoretical and experimental contributions to the molecular sciences. His research has provided a fundamental understanding of how molecules are perturbed by electromagnetic radiation, magnetic and electric fields, and other molecules.