European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) : Mission
EURASC carries an important mission to promote excellence in science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development and progress. The official name of the institution is European Academy of Sciences (Académie Européenne des Sciences). It is registered and operates under rules and regulations of the Kingdom of Belgium (law 27.06.1921 ultimately revised in 2003). The European Academy of Sciences was recognized by Royal Decree of December 17, 2003, issued by Albert II, the King of Belgium.
Prof. Michael Graetzel, Leonardo Da Vinci Award (Germany) - Prof. Benoît Perthame, Blaise Pascal Medal in Mathematics (France) - Prof. Anne L'Huillier , Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics (Sweden/France) - Prof. Maurizio Prato, Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science (Italy) - Prof. Vladimir Torchilin Blaise Pascal Medal in Biomedical Sciences (USA/Russia) - Prof. Dmitry Klimov, Blaise Pascal Medal in Engineering (Russia)
Prof. Anne L'Huillier (Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics) and the President of EURASC, Prof. Sasa Divjak at Toulouse for the Ceremony of Awards
In 1988, Prof. Graetzel invented the dye-sensitized solar cell, often called "Graetzel cells". He launched a new field in research in which thousands of researchers from the whole world followed him. Numerous institutes and research programs were created in several countries. The Graetzel researches have been cited more than 100,000 times, that makes him one of the most famous chemists in the world. Beyond his university work, his researches led to patents and production companies; the first applications arrive on the market. The Marcel Benoist Award, on November 19th, 2013, at EPF in Lausanne, has just followed the tribute we paid to him on November 5th, 2013 in Toulouse (France).
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Federal Department of Economic
Affairs, Education and Research, and Prof. Michael Graetzel.
The Presidium of the European Academy of Sciences congratulates warmly
Professor Herbert Gleiter (Blaise Pascal Medallist in 2009 and
member of the Scientific Committee of Materials Science of EURASC) for being elected by the University of Nanjing
of Science and Technology (NUST) and the Chinese Academy
of Sciences (CAS) to become the Founding Director of the
"Herbert Gleiter Institute of
Nanoscience" (HGI) at Nanjing.