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AMBER PI Valeria Nicolosi receives Diels Planck Medal

10 October 2023

AMBER PI Valeria Nicolosi has given her Diels-Planck-Lecture and received the Diels-Planck-Medal.

Since 2014, the members of KiNSIS have been awarding the Diels-Planck-Medal to outstanding international scientists in the field of nano and surface sciences.

Recognised for her work through Trinity College Dublin, CRANN and AMBER on 2D Nanomaterials

Awarded by Kiel Nano Network Kiel University. The award is named after Nobel Prize winners Max Planck and Otto Diels, the founders of the Kiel nanosciences.

Max Planck was born in Kiel in 1858 and was appointed professor of theoretical physics by Kiel University in 1885. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 for his ground-breaking work on quantum theory. Otto Diels was professor of chemistry at Kiel University until his retirement in 1945. Together with his doctoral student Kurt Alder, he developed a class of chemical reactions that later became known as the ‘Diels-Alder reaction’. It represents one of the most powerful methods for the synthesis of chemical compounds, including nanomaterials. Diels was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1950.

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