1998 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award

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

Nominations are due by September 25, 1998

1998 Winner Announced

For his work on metal-mediated self-assembly of large arrays and tapes, Fotis Nifiatis won this year’s Foresight Distinguished Student Award in Nanotechnology. Nifiatis, originally from Greece, is now at Hunter College, CUNY.

Accepting Nominations for the 1998 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award

$1500 grant

The Foresight Institute Distinguished Student award provides a $1500 grant to the college graduate or undergraduate student whose work is deemed most notable in advancing the development and understanding of nanotechnology. The award will be presented at the 1998 Foresight Institute Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, held on November 12-15 in Santa Clara, California. The winner will be selected by John Michelsen of Zyvex LLC, winner of the first 1996 Distinguished Student Award, with consultation from the Foresight Board of Directors.

Nominations due by September 25th

Please send in your nominations to the Foresight Institute by September 25th. Nominations should include name, educational institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee, as well as a paper, electronic, or web document describing the work for which the student is being nominated. If you are nominating someone else, please include your own contact information as well. Nominations should be sent to:

1998 Distinguished Student Award
Foresight Institute
PO Box 61058
Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
Voice: 650-917-1122
Fax: 650-917-1123
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.foresight.org

With a copy sent to:

1998 Distinguished Student Award
Zyvex LLC
251 W. Renner Parkway, Suite 166
Richardson, TX 75080
Fax: 972-235-7882
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.zyvex.com

Email is strongly preferred for all entries. Any enclosures should be in the form of ASCII text, a Microsoft Word document, PDF, or simply a URL to a Web page.

The winner will be selected by October 9, to allow them to make arrangements to attend the 1998 Conference.

The award, provided for the next three years through the generosity of computer industry entrepreneur Jim Von Ehr of Zyvex LLC., and Ravi Pandya of IECommerce Inc., is intended primarily to enable the winning student to attend Foresight Institute’s Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, which is held annually to bring together leaders in nanotechnology research.

The Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology is scheduled for Nov. 12-15 in Santa Clara, CA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Steven Chu of Stanford University, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics.

The Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award institutionalizes the first grant made in 1996 by Foresight to John M. Michelsen, a University of California at Irvine chemistry student. Michelsen’s work, “Atomically Precise, 3D Organic Nanofabrication: Reactive Lattice Subunit Design for Inverse AFM/STM Positioning,” is described on the World Wide Web at http://www.zyvex.com/John/page1.html

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology based on the ability to assemble individual molecules and atoms into precise structures. Its realization will allow the construction of supercomputers the size of a sugar cube, pollution-free manufacturing, super-strength materials, and molecular-scale robots capable of repairing damage in individual human cells. More than one billion such nanorobots could fit inside a single drop of blood.

Foresight Institute is a not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition. Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.