Blavatnik Awards 2014 nominates Iranian scientists


Three Iranian scientists have entered the final list of nominees for the 2014 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United States.

Selected out of 300 candidates, the three Iranian scientists were named in the list of 30 finalists of 2014 Blavatnik Awards.

Ali Reza Javeheri from California Institute of Technology, and Ali Khadem Hosseini from Harvard University and Ali Haji-Miri from the California Institute of Technology.

All the three candidates have worked on life sciences, physics, engineering and chemistry.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition honors America’s most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers.

The Blavatnik Awards rewards the winners in three disciplinary categories including Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences , Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences and Engineering and Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry.

Nominations are accepted from a pre-selected group of research universities, independent research institutions, academic medical centers, and government laboratories from around the United States.

Every year, one nominee in each category is named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

The awards will be conferred during a formal ceremony on September 15, 2014 in New York City.

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