In recognition of its contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnology, UNAM-National Nanotechnology Research Center has been awarded the Islamic Development Bank’s Prize for Science and Technology. This award is presented annually by the IDB to an institution that has made “an outstanding contribution to a given scientific discipline.”
The award aims to acknowledge and encourage the achievements of scientific institutions in the IDB member countries. In the 13-year history of this program, UNAM is the third institution from Turkey to have received the prize. In 2005, the Bilkent University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was the recipient of the award.
The prize includes a cash award of $100,000, a trophy and a certificate, to be presented by the chairman of the IDB Board of Governors at a ceremony to be held on the occasion of the 40th IDB Board of Governors meeting on June 10-11.