The prestigious 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award has been assigned to Prof. Paolo Fornasiero from ICCOM-CNR
The International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS, http://www.iacs-icc.org/), based on the proposal of an International Committee composed of renowned scientists or engineer, has assigned the prestigious 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award to Professor Paolo Fornasiero from the University of Trieste and associated to ICCOM-CNR, for his significant contributions to catalyst science and technology achieved during past four years. The motivation specifically refers to the role of Professor Fornasiero in the development of nanostructured catalysts. The award, that is assigned every 4 years, will be officially assigned during the 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC, http://www.icc2016china.com/en/), to be held in Beijing (July 3-8, 2016), where Professor Fornasiero will deliver a plenary lectures on his late research studies. This is a remarkable recognition of the international relevance of the research activities in the field of catalysis of the Third Parties Research Unit ICCOM-CNR – Trieste, of which Professor Fornasiero is the scientific coordinator since 2008. In 2012 the award was assigned to Professor Graham Hutchings, Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute of the University of Cardiff while in 2008 to Professor James A. Dumesic, from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Both the previous recipients are internationally well recognized top scientists in the field of catalysis.