Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) established Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE award. 2009 upwards the Prize is awarded to researchers whose nanotechnology discoveries and innovations have been applied to production as well as to companies that practically implemented them.

Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE has been set up to promote:

  • Widespread public recognition of R&D background and practical application of nanotechnologies
  • Development of experimental and applied nanotechnology R&D and its implementation into mass production
  • International cooperation in the field of nanotechnologies
  • Public recognition of the role of individual researchers and research teams that brought R&D activity into life

The Prize is awarded on a yearly basis in one of the following fields: NanoElectronics, NanoBiotechnology, NanoMaterials, and NanoDiagnostics.

In 2009, Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE in the field of NanoElectronics was awarded to professor Leonid Keldysh (Russia) for pioneering research of semiconductor superlattices and tunneling phenomenon in semiconductors, widely used in nanostructure technology for nanoelectronic devices, especially in the molecular beam epitaxy, to professor Alfred Y. Cho (USA) for pioneering research and development of the molecular beam epitaxy, especially for nanoheterostructure technology widely used in nanoelectronics, as well as to RIBER S.A. (France) in the person of Frederick Goutard for development of molecular beam epitaxy equipment.

In 2010, the Prize in the field of «NanoDiagnostics» has been awarded to professor Lev Feigin (Russia) and professor Dmitri Svergun (Germany) for the development of small angle X-ray scattering technique for structural diagnostics of nano-particles and systems. Hecus X-Ray Systems Gmbh. (Austria) was awarded for the development and production of small angle X-ray scattering equipment.

In 2011 the Prize will be awarded in the field of NanoMaterials.

The Prize monetary part in 2010 will be three million rubles, more than $90,000. The award ceremony will take place in Moscow in November 2011 during the IV Nanotechnology International Forum.

The Prize set includes:

  • Prize symbol
  • Honorary diploma
  • Laureate pin
  • Monetary part

Monetary part of the Prize, Prize Symbols, Prize Honorary Diplomas, and Laureate Pins are awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three persons) being the citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries, that are the authors of scientific-technological discovery or discoveries on one topic or one field that have been applied to production.

The company being the first to apply the discovery (discoveries) to mass production or having reached maximum commercial success through the application of the discovery (discoveries) is awarded with the Prize Honorary Diploma and the Prize Symbol.

The following administrative bodies are involved in the management and awarding of the Prize: Prize Committee, Department of Nanotechnologies and Information Technologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, International Advisory Board, Expert Group, and Prize Directorate.