Geim International Innovation Award has been established in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of 2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Prof. Sir Andre Geim.
Sir Andre Geim is Regius Professor and Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester. He has received many international awards and distinctions, including the John Carty Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences and the Copley Medal from the Royal Society. Most notably, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his ground-breaking work on graphene. During his career, Andre Geim has published many research papers, of which more than 20 are cited over 1,000 times and 4 are cited over 10,000 times. Two of the latter are now on the list of the 100 most cited research papers in human history. Thomson-Reuters has repeatedly named him among the world's most active scientists and attributes to him the initiation of three new research fronts - diamagnetic levitation, gecko tape and graphene.
The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge the extraordinary scientific innovation of a scientist or engineer, which leads to new, sustainable, and successful business opportunities.
The Award Citation reads:
"For extraordinary scientific innovation that enables a successful business and contributes to shaping a sustainable future."
Proposals of worthy candidates for the Geim International Innovation Award are welcome, and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org