University of Cambridge researcher receives the Stanisław Lem European Research Award

Politechnika Wrocławska

Professor Samuel Stranks from the University of Cambridge has been awarded the Stanislaw Lem European Science Prize for 2022. The Lem Prize, worth 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.

The laureate deals with optical and electronic properties of new semiconductors, including halide perovskites, carbon allotropes and organic semiconductors being developed for cost-effective applications in electronics.

The Stanisław Lem European Science Prize (Lem Prize) was established to commemorate the 100th birthday of the outstanding Polish science fiction novelist, who received an honorary doctorate from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology in 1981. Each year, the laureate is chosen by a jury composed of prominent academics from abroad and the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, as well as Tomasz Lem, the writer’s son.

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