"...[to] honor the contributions of scientists whose work has significantly impacted the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Three award recipients from around the globe will be honored in 2015, with one awardee each from the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific.....The 2015 awards will be presented at the ChinaNano 2015 meeting in Beijing, China, where each recipient will give an invited talk."
"...for his pioneering work on nanowire synthesis and energy applications. The award will be presented to Professor Yang during the 4th Nano Today Conference in Dubai, where he will also give a plenary lecture."
"A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels....By combining biocompatible light-capturing nanowire arrays with select bacterial populations, the new artificial photosynthesis system offers a win/win situation for the environment: solar-powered green chemistry using sequestered carbon dioxide."
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...