Carbon 2012 is an international conference dedicated to the latest advancements in the science, technology and applications of carbon. The conference will provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers, engineers, students and innovators to summarize the recent achievements and research activities made in the area of carbon. The aim of the conference will be also to facilitate and promote the need of international collaboration and knowledge exchange in carbon materials, while preserving the dynamic competitiveness in research and its commercial applications.
June 17 - 22, 2012 Krakow, Poland
In 2009, the European Carbon Association (ECA) has created a new award to recognise a significant contribution to the European carbon science community carried-out by a scientist from anywhere in the world, or a remarkable service to the worldwide carbon community carried-out by a scientist from Europe. The ECA Award will be presented at each World Conference on Carbon organized by one of the national carbon groups of the ECA, that is to say, every three years.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the ECA Award Committee and seeks to honour “Remarkable service to carbon science community” with the recipient holding the respect of their colleagues and “having been influential and supportive contribution in providing a strong foundation to the community of carbon scientists and technologists in order to promote a flourishing and healthy environment for scientific achievement”.
This Award was created in 2009 and is given every 3 years at the occasion of the European edition of the World Conference on Carbon. The laureate is selected by votes from the ECA members' representatives among nominations made by individuals. In 2012 Professor Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA) will receive this award.
By giving this Award to Professor Yury Gogotsi (Drexel university, USA), the ECA has wished to acknowledge his involvement in the education and training of young carbon-scientist-to-be students, as well as his contribution and beneficial input to the research activity of several European laboratories and/or Groups in france, Germany, and Ukraine.