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.
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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,
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business leaders throughout the world each month.
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.
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
SOURCE Nanosys Inc.