Awards Michael Grätzel wins Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah awardPublished:12.10.23 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded the 2023 Abdullah Bin Hamad AI-Attiyah International Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Renewable Energy.Michael Grätzel: Honorary doctorate from City University of Hong KongPublished:09.10.23 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the City University of Hong Kong.University of Gabès awards Michael Grätzel honoris causaPublished:11.09.23 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gabès (Tunisia).Xile Hu wins IUPAC-ZHEJIANG NHU International AwardPublished:06.09.23 — Professor Xile Hu, a distinguished scientist known for his pioneering contributions to Green Chemistry and Green Energy, has been honored with the IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award 2023.Three SB professors awarded SNSF Advanced GrantsPublished:30.08.23 — Professors Beat Fierz, Tobias J. Kippenberg, and Berend Smit at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences have been awarded Advanced Grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation.Xile Hu wins EFCATS Robert K. Grasselli Award for CatalysisPublished:22.06.23 — EPFL Professor Xile Hu has won the Robert K. Grasselli Award for Catalysis from the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS). Lyndon Emsley wins 2023 Günther Laukien PrizePublished:24.04.23 — Professor Lyndon Emsley at EPFL is one of two winners of the 2023 Günther Laukien Prize, the most prestigious award in magnetic resonance research, for his cutting-edge research into nuclear magnetic resonance that has enabled new applications. Emsley shares the Prize with Dr Anne Lesage at ENS-Lyon.Prof. Hubert Girault awarded with Aalto University Honorary doctoratePublished:22.04.23 — Professor emeritus Hubert Girault will receive Aalto University honorary doctorate on 16 June 2023Prof. Hubet Girault receives the ccCTA 2022 AwardPublished:22.12.22 — Professor Kumar Agrawal has been promoted to Associate ProfessorPublished:09.12.22 — At its meetings of 7-8 December 2022, the ETH Board promoted Prof. Kumar Agrawal to Associate Professor at the Faculty of Basic Sciences (SB). University of Porto awards Michael Grätzel honoris causaPublished:17.05.22 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Porto.Michael Grätzel elected to the Royal SocietyPublished:10.05.22 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.Double honors for Gabor LaurenczyPublished:05.05.22 — Professor Gabor Laurenczy at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been elected as an External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and has won the 2021 Rudolf Fabinyi Memorial Prize from the Hungarian Chemical Society.Thomas Rizzo wins ACS awardPublished:25.04.22 — Professor Thomas Rizzo has been awarded one of the three Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards from the American Chemical Society.Profs R. Buonsanti and W.L. Queen promoted to Associate ProfessorPublished:11.03.22 — At its meeting of 9-10 March 2022, the ETH Board has promoted professors Raffaella Buonsanti and Wendy Lee Queen to Associate Professor at the School of Basic Sciences (SB). Michael Grätzel elected to Chinese Academy of SciencesPublished:09.12.21 — Professor Michael Graetzel at EPFL had been elected as a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.Xile Hu wins Swiss Green & Sustainable Chemistry AwardPublished:06.12.21 — Chemistry Professor Xile Hu at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has won the 2022 Swiss Green & Sustainable Chemistry Award from the Swiss Chemical Society.Prof. Mohammad K Nazeeruddin on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 ListPublished:17.11.21 — “EPFL Valais Wallis is proud to announce that Prof. Nazeeruddin has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate in two separate categories: Materials Science and Chemistry.Kumar receives 2021AIChE Separation Division FRI/John G. Kunesh AwardPublished:17.11.21 — Congratulations to Kumar for being the awardee of the 2021 AIChE Separation Division FRI/John G. Kunesh Award. Prof. Yimon Aye has won the 2021 Global Lectureship AwardPublished:05.11.21 — Professor Yimon Aye has won the 2021 Global Lectureship Award from the International Chemical Biology Society.Michael Grätzel wins 2022 Rank Prize for optoelectronicsPublished:01.10.21 — Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences is among the winners of the 2022 Rank Prize for optoelectronics.Yimon Aye wins Tetrahedron Young Investigator AwardPublished:17.08.21 — Professor Yimon Aye has won the 2022 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award.Ardemis Boghossian wins 2021 ESP Young Investigator AwardPublished:22.07.21 — Professor Ardemis Boghossian has won the European Society of Photobiology Young Investigator Award.M. Graetzel appointed as IAS Distinguished FellowPublished:23.06.21 — The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, appointed Prof. Michael Graetzel as a Distinguished Fellow. The appointment is effective as of June, 2021, for seven years minimum.Raffaella becomes an Associate Editor in ACS Catalysis!Published:15.06.21 — Raffaella joins the editorial team of ACS Catalysis. Enabling the green transition with high-performing solar cellsPublished:06.05.21 — In the global effort to combat climate change, solar power can help cut emissions and provide an alternative to fossil fuels. ERC grantee Michael Grätzel is pioneering a new generation of photovoltaic solar technologies that are highly reliable and cost effective. The record-breaking performance of his solar cells has real-world applications within sustainable electronics.Christian Heinis wins ERC Advanced GrantPublished:22.04.21 — Professor Christian Heinis at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for a project that will merge biological and chemical compound libraries to target so-called “undruggable” proteins.Majed Chergui elected Fellow of the European Academy of SciencesPublished:22.03.21 — EPFL Professor and founding director of the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS), Majed Chergui, has been elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.Promotion at SB of one Associate and three Adjunct ProfessorsPublished:05.03.21 — At its meeting of 3-4 March 2021, the ETH Board has promoted Jeremy Luterbacher to Associate Professor and awarded the title of Adjunct Professor to three researchers of the School of Basic Sciences (SB). Michael Grätzel receives the Frontiers of Knowledge AwardPublished:25.02.21 — The Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Paul Alivisatos and Michael Grätzel for developing new nanomaterials with applications in solar energy and cutting-edge electronicsMohammad Nazeeruddin wins Khwarizmi International AwardPublished:10.02.21 — Professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin has won the 34th Khwarizmi International Award in Fundamental Sciences.Prof. Nazeeruddin elected TAS Fellowship 2019Published:22.01.21 — Prof. Nazeeruddin elected TAS Fellowship 2019Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf, associate editor of the JCTCPublished:19.01.21 — Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf, associate editor of the Journal of Chemical Theory and ComputationProf. Hubert Girault receives the Shikata International Medal AwardPublished:13.01.21 — Prof. Hubert Girault receives the Shikata International Medal Award from the Polarographic Socitey of Japan.Raffaella to become Nanoscience subdivision chair!Published:12.01.21 — Raffaella is the new chair-elect for the Nanoscience subdivision of the American Chemical Society's Division of Inorganic ChemistryJeremy Luterbacher wins ACS Lectureship AwardPublished:10.12.20 — EPFL Professor Jeremy Luterbacher has been awarded one of the 2021 Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS).Paul Dyson elected AAAS FellowPublished:25.11.20 — Professor Paul Dyson at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.ACS awards and honors for EPFL scientistsPublished:18.08.20 — Four scientists from EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering have won awards and honors from the American Chemical Society.Jérôme Waser to co-lead new NCCR “Suchcat”Published:20.12.19 — Suchcat is one of the six new National Centres of Competence in Research established by the Swiss federal government. Professor Jérôme Waser at EPFL’s Institute of chemical sciences and engineering will co-lead the project with ETHZ as leading house.EPFL Basic Sciences in 2019 Highly Cited Researchers listPublished:19.11.19 — Seventeen researchers from EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences have been included in the Web of Science’s 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list.Two promotions to full professor and one to associate professor at SBPublished:30.09.19 — At its meeting of 25-26 September 2019, the ETH Board has announced the promotion of Anne-Clémence Corminboeuf and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral to full professor and promoted Beat Fierz to associate professor.