Chemical Engineer Mark Davis Wins Prince of Asturias Award

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech, has been named one of three recipients of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Davis was recognized, along with Avelino Corma Canós of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Spain and Galen D. Stucky of UC Santa Barbara, for contributions to the development of microporous and mesoporous materials and various applications of these materials from the petrochemical industry to health care.Microporous materials are characterized by pores that are less than 2 nanometers in diameter, while mesoporous materials have larger pores that can be up to 50 nanometers across.Each year the Prince of Asturias Foundation selects awardees in eight categories to “encourage and promote the scientific, cultural, and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage.” The foundation’s citation for this year’s awardees in the Technical and Scientific Research category says, in part, “The scientific and technical contributions of these three chemists have opened up very important lines of research that are on the frontiers of current knowledge, with direct applications in the reduction of pollutant emissions from vehicles and factories as well as in the processes of refining petroleum and in the chemical industry in general.”“It gives me great pleasure to receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research with my esteemed colleagues Professor Corma and Stucky,” says Davis. “It is gratifying to receive recognition for work on microporous and mesoporous solids, as these types of materials are the basis of significant technology that has greatly improved quality of life throughout the world.”“Mark’s achievements in the development of new materials as selective catalysts and for applications in medicine have been impressive,” says Jacqueline Barton, chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech. “It is outstanding to see his contributions being recognized through this award.”Davis has worked on microporous crystalline oxides, called zeolites, and zeolite-like materials since the 1980s. These materials have pores that are at the same scale as the molecules with which they react, allowing them to serve as very selective catalysts. Although zeolites are notoriously difficult to synthesize in a prescribed way, Davis and his colleagues have developed techniques for controlling their synthesis with desired nanostructures and properties. One of his group’s major successes was creating zeolites with pore sizes larger than one nanometer in diameter.Davis earned his BS, MS, and PhD at the University of Kentucky in 1977, 1978, and 1981, respectively. He joined the Caltech faculty as a professor in 1991, was named Schlinger Professor in 1993, and served as executive officer for chemical engineering from 1999 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.Davis sits on the editorial board of Molecular Therapy-Nucleic Acids, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, among other publications. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He also has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. Davis has won a number of awards previously, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985), the Donald Breck Award from the International Zeolite Association (1989), the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (1990), the Elmer Gaden Award from the American Chemical Society (2009), and the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis (2014), among others.Davis will receive the Prince Asturias Award from His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias at an academic ceremony in October in Oviedo, Spain. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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Former Super Eagles forward linked with Championship club

first_imgInterestingly, Ideye, who had a stint with West Brom between 2014 and 2015 in the Premier League, netted four times for the Baggies, but he currently plies his trade with Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.At the last count, the former Ocean Boys of Brass forward completed a 1-year switch to Greek Super League side Aris Thessaloniki F.C until the summer of 2020 after being without a club since the end of the 2017-18 campaign.The 2013 AFCON winner, who previously won the Greek league title with Olympiacos between 2015 and 2017 tweeted a short statement after sealing the deal.“Grateful and excited about this chapter,” admitted Ideye, whose last European adventure took him to La Liga campaigners Malaga where he made 13 appearances during his short loan spell. Read Also: French club names Brown Ideye in team of the decadeIdeye, it would be recalled had his best career moment at Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian topflight.Surprisingly, the owner of his former club Olympiacos Evangelos Marinkas is said to be in charge of Nottingham Forest.The Edo state-born Ideye has netted 9 times in 26 appearances for Aris this campaign before COVID-19 lockdown.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Championship side are in quest of a Premier League spot next season as they currently occupy the fifth position on the standings. Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceledcenter_img Former Super Eagles forward Brown Ideye has been repeatedly linked with a return to England with interest from Sky Bet Championship campaigners Nottingham Forest, according to reports coming out of UK.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more