Michael Grätzel wins prestigious 2009 Balzan Price

8 09 2009

The International Balzan Prize Foundation’s aim is to promote culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and brotherhood among peoples throughout the world. Each award is 1 million Swiss Francs (around $940,000 or about 660,000 euro); half of that amount must be destined for research, preferably involving young scientists.

Enric Banda (Research Professor of Geophysics at the Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC); President of Euroscience, Strasbourg ) read the motivation for the assignment of the Prize for Science of New Materials to Michael Grätzel: “for his many contributions to the Science of New Materials, and in particular for his invention and development of a new type of photovoltaic solar cell, the Dye Sensitized Cell, commonly known as the Grätzel Cell”.


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