Garnet Chan, Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Princeton University, has been named as one of 30 Finalists competing for the three spots as the 2014 Blavatnik National Laureates. The Finalists, all of whom are under the age of 42, were selected from over 300 nominations based on the quality, novelty, impact and promise of their work.
The award was established by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and honors innovation in Chemistry, Life & Physical Sciences and Engineering. National Laureates receive an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000, which is the largest of its kind for early career scientists. The winners will be announced this summer and the National Laureates and Finalists will be honored at a ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on September 15, 2014.
On July 9, 2014, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy will also host a symposium highlighting the research of the 2014 Finalists and Blavatnik Award winners from past years. This year’s Finalists are extraordinary scientists dedicated to advancing their fields. Congratulations to Professor Chan and his research group on this great achievement.