SPIE Member Charles Lieber (Harvard University) and Paul Alivisatos (University of California, Berkeley) have been awarded the 2012 Wolf Prize for their contributions to the field of nanochemistry.
The prize is awarded annually in the fields of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and arts to people who have made contributions for the benefit of mankind, and is often seen as an indicator for potential Nobel Prize winners.
Lieber and Alivisatos have each authored several papers for SPIE conference proceedings. Alivisatos is an author of the paper "Coupled optical and electrical modeling for optimization of nanostructured solar cells," to be presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics in August.
The Wolf Prizes were presented in May by Israeli President H. E. Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
Read more about the prize and the winners in the Chemistry Views article.