PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanosys Inc., a leader in nanotechnology-enabled systems, today announced that Dr. Erik Scher, a research & development scientist, has been named to the 2004 list of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's Magazine of Innovation. The TR100, chosen by the editors of Technology Review and an elite panel of judges, consists of 100 individuals under age 35 whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact on today's world. This year's nominees are recognized for their contributions in transforming the nature of technology and business in industries such as biotechnology and medicine, computing, and nanotechnology. Before joining Nanosys Dr. Scher pioneered research in synthesis, shape control and characterization of nanocrystals while working in Professor Paul Alivisatos' lab at the University of California at Berkeley. Some of his achievements are considered building blocks that enable practical applications in the nanotechnology industry. At Nanosys Dr. Scher has continued to focus on the commercialization of nanotechnology in areas of everyday use. "I am truly excited to have received such an honor for my research. I hope that we can use this knowledge to provide both an immediate benefit, while at the same time developing longer-term applications that will benefit society," said Erik Scher. Dr. Scher received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California -- Berkeley and his B.S. in Chemistry from Rice University. He has authored or co-authored 10 publications in journals such as Science and Nature, and has over 20 patent applications in the field of nanotechnology. "This award demonstrates that Nanosys has the ability to attract and retain the very best talent in the nanotechnology industry," commented Larry Bock, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. The 2004 TR100's unparalleled panel of judges includes senior executives from the following organizations: Boston University, Caltech, Cambridge University, CombinatoRx, Concept2Company, Cornell University, General Electric, Geekcorps, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft, MIT, Northwestern University, PureTech Ventures, Singapore Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, TIAX, Wharton, Xerox, and YankeeTek Ventures. "In the five years since we began naming our annual selection of the world's top innovators under age 35, inclusion among the TR100 has become one of the most prestigious awards for young innovators around the world," said David Rotman, executive editor of Technology Review. "This year's winners are all pioneering fascinating innovations in the fields of biomedicine, computing and nanotechnology, and were chosen after a rigorous selection and judging process. The result is an elite group whose visions and inventions will shape the future of technology." Dr. Scher will be honored September 29 - 30 at Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. The event features keynotes, panels and breakout discussions on the transformative technological innovations that have the potential to fuel new economic growth and dramatically change the future. More information on ETC2004 can be found at http://www.tretc.com. About Technology Review, Inc. Technology Review, Inc., an MIT Enterprise, delivers essential information about emerging technologies and their impact on business leaders. Since 1998, paid circulation for the company's magazine, Technology Review, has more than tripled, climbing from 92,000 to 315,000. Combined with its signature events, newsletters, and online businesses, Technology Review reaches over two million business leaders throughout the world each month. About Nanosys Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology based products utilizing high performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has built one of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with more than 250 patents and patent applications covering fundamental areas of nanotechnology. Based in Palo Alto, Calif. and privately held, Nanosys collaborates with industry leaders including Dupont, Intel, Matsushita Electric Works and SAIC to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance products for computing, optoelectronics, communications, energy, defense and the life and physical sciences. Contact: For Erik Scher: Peter Garcia, CFO, Nanosys Inc. 650-331-2154, firstname.lastname@example.org For TR100 and Technology Review: Kristen Collins, KMC Partners, 617-833-5574, email@example.com
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