Alajos Kálmán Prize

The European Crystallographic Association together with the Hungarian Chemical Society is pleased to announce the founding of Alajos Kálmán Prize.

The International Alajos Kálmán Prize is awarded to an individual researcher, in recognition for outstanding scientific contributions, in the field structural sciences, within the last 5-10 years. The Prize was established by the Hungarian Chemical Society, and is endorsed of by the European Crystallographic Association. It is awarded twice, in a three-year cycle, at the ECMs. The selection of the awardee is conducted by ECA SIG13, although the recognised field is wider, including all structural sciences. The prize consists of a medal and a financial award, as well as the awardee delivers a Prize Lecture at the ECM.

 

 

The International Kálmán Prize preserves the memory of the late Alajos Kálmán, an eminent scientist in the field of chemical crystallography. The Prize is established by the Hungarian Chemical Society and is endorsed by European Crystallographic Association. It is awarded in the ECM years. The prize consists of a medal and a financial award, as well as the awardee delivers a Prize Lecture at the ECM. The selection of the awardee is conducted by ECA SIG13, although the recognised field is wider, including all structural sciences. For more information, please visit the website: ecanews.org/alajos-kalman-prize/

 

 

 

 


The awardee of the 1st International Alajos Kálmán Prize is

Professor Luigi R. Nassimbeni
from University of Cape Town, South Africa.

for his outstanding activity in supramolecular chemistry,
revealing aspects of thermodynamics, kinetics and separation of inclusion compounds,
and discovering the relevance of certain weak bonds in significant industrial processes.