Prof. Samuel Stranks from the University of Cambridge has received the Stanisław Lem European Science Prize (Lem Prize) for 2022. The statuette was presented at a gala ceremony in the auditorium of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
The prize was established in 2021 to commemorate the 100th birthday of the outstanding Polish science fiction novelist. The prize of PLN 100,000 is awarded to young scientists (up to 40 years of age) studying or conducting research in the European Union and associated countries.
‘This year, 26 applications were received from fourteen different countries, including three applications from Poland. In the end, the jury awarded the prize to Professor Samuel Stranks from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. His research into the optical and electronic properties of new semiconductors, including halide perovskites, was thus recognised’, says Prof. Arkadiusz Wójs, Rector of the Wrocław University of Technology.