Ralph Nuzzo, G.L. Clark Professor Emeritus of Analytical Chemistry at Illinois and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, was presented with a gold medal and scroll during The Kavli Prize award ceremony in Norway on Sept. 6, 2022.
Nuzzo is a 2022 Kavli Prize Laureate in Nanoscience along with David L. Allara (USA), Jacob Sagiv (Israel) and George Whitesides (USA) for their work on self-assembled monolayers, which transformed surface science and has led to applications shaping our daily lives in areas from medical diagnostics to semiconductor devices.
The 2020 and 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates were honored by His Majesty King Harald and presented with their gold medals and scrolls during a special ceremony in the Oslo Concert Hall, in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony is the signature event of Kavli Prize Week which continues through Sept. 9, 2022, with various events.
On June 1, 2022, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Eleven scientists from five countries are honored for research that has transformed our understanding of the big, the small and the complex.
The 2022 Kavli Prizes recognize pioneering science in the development of helio- and astero-seismology; development of self-assembled monolayers on solid substrates and molecular-scale coatings to control surface properties; and the discovery of genes underlying a range of serious brain disorders. The laureates in each field will share $1 million USD.
Read more about the scientific contributions of Nuzzo and the other three 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates in Nanoscience.