Eni Award: the 2011 Edition winners
San Donato Milanese (Milan), April 19, 2011 – Eni announces the names of the researchers and scientists awarded in the fifth edition of the Eni Award. The award was established in 2007 and over the years has become an international reference point for research in the fields of energy and the environment.
In particular, the "New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons" Prize has been awarded ex aequo to Gabor A. Somorjai, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and to Martin Landrø, Professor of Applied Geophysics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim.
The "Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy" Prize has been awarded to Gregory Stephanopoulos – Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jean-Marie Tarascon, Professor and Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, has been awarded the "Protection of the Environment" Prize.
Lastly, the two "Debut in Research" Prizes, reserved for scientists under 30, have been awarded to Simone Gamba, Department of Chemistry "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano, and Fabrizio Frontalini, a researcher at the University of Urbino.