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2018 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award

Winner of 2018 Award Announced

Foresight Institute Awards Distinguished Student Prize to Carnegie Mellon’s Qi Li

Qi Li, Distinguished Student Award 2018
Foresight President Steve Burgess presents Distinguished Student award to Qi Li

Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

Foresight Institute, a leading think tank, research, and public interest organization focused on molecular manufacturing and other transformative technologies, announced the 2018 winner for the prestigious Distinguished Student Award.

The Award recognizes the College graduate or undergraduate student whose work is considered most notable in advancing the development and understanding of nanotechnology, and has done so since 1997.

Carnegie Mellon PhD Student, Qi Li is this year's winner of the Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award.

Qi Li is a PhD student in Professor Rongchao Jin’s Lab at the Department of Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mr. Li has developed a means of nanoparticle “surgery” - that is, surgery on nanoparticles to precisely place an exact number of atoms onto specific locations on a nanoparticle and has been first author on more than ten papers in premier journals.

Qi for the first time developed a highly innovative site-specific tailoring method for exchanging the surface motif of the 23-atom (Au23) nanoparticle and obtained luminescence enhancement by an order of magnitude, and thus allowing batches of nanoparticles with specific properties

This breakthrough process stands to advance the field of nanochemistry.

About Foresight Institute

The Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the drawbacks, of nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and similar life-changing developments. For more information visit http://foresight.org.

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for the college undergraduate or graduate student
whose work in nanotechnology is deemed most notable

Submissions/nominations were due March 20, 2018
Award was made at the “2018 Atomic Precision for Longevity” workshop, held September 8-9, 2018, in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California.

The student should not have received their PhD before June 2018.

Submissions/nominations instructions for 2018

The Foresight Distinguished Student Award was established in 1997, and is given to a college student or graduate student whose work is notable in the field of nanotechnology. The award includes a $1,000 prize, and an expenses-paid trip to the spring 2018 Foresight Workshop. The prizewinner must accept in person at the award ceremony. The prizewinner will receive complimentary full registration including reception, coach airfare and up to 2 nights hotel (arranged by Foresight Institute, Sat. night stay may be required), and the physical award.

Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the benefits, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.

Foresight is devoted to stimulating the development of atomically precise nanotechnology that will truly transform our future, from medicine to the environment to space settlement. We bring that vision and goal to new audiences, including inspiring young researchers. More information about the Foresight Institute, the technical conference, and the Distinguished Student Award, may be found at http://www.foresight.org, or by contacting foresight@foresight.org.

Relevant Research Areas

Research areas considered relevant to molecular nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing include but are not limited to:

  • artificial molecular machines
  • atomically-precise construction
  • biomolecular machinery
  • computational chemistry and molecular modeling
  • mechanosynthesis
  • nanomechanical engineering
  • nanomanipulation
  • natural molecular machines
  • scanning probes and nanometrology
  • self-assembly
  • self-replicating machines
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • ultra-precision machining

Special consideration will be given to submissions clearly leading toward the construction of a general-purpose molecular assembler. Applicants wishing further information on the field of the prize are referred to the book Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation (Wiley Interscience, 1992).

Distinguished Student Award Established in 1997

The Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award was established in 1997 and institutionalizes the first grant made in 1996 by Foresight to John M. Michelsen, a University of California at Irvine chemistry student.

Either submit your own work or nominate a colleague who deserves this prize.

Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award Instructions

Previously awarded Distinguished Student Awards

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