The Ned Seeman Nanoscience Prize

The Ned Seeman Nanoscience Prize, ISNSCE’s highest honor, is awarded annually to recognize and encourage outstanding research in all areas of nanoscience. It may be awarded for theory, experiment, modelling, or applications of nanoscience to any field of study, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, materials science, physics or computation. The winner of the prize receives a cash award and presents a plenary talk at the Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) conference at Snowbird, Utah in April.

Past recipients were as follows:

  • 2023: Frances Arnold
  • 2020: Sam Stupp
  • 2019: David Leigh
  • 2017: Angela Belcher
  • 2016: Christoph Gerber
  • 2015: Paul Rothemund
  • 2014: Makoto Fujita
  • 2013: Bartosz Grzybowski
  • 2012: Cees Dekker
  • 2011: Nadrian Seeman
  • 2010: James Fraser Stoddart
  • 2009: Paul Alivisatos
  • 2008: George Whitesides

Nominations: Please submit nominations to the Chair of the Awards Committee at: by Friday, May 12, 2023. Include a nomination letter (self-nominations are not permitted) of no more than two pages, that summarizes highlights of the nominee’s research contributions, as well as service to the scientific community. A copy of the nominee’s CV or a link to a comprehensive professional website is also required. One or two additional recommendation letters in support of the nomination can also be included.