Professor Michael Finnis from Imperial College London receives the Humboldt Research Award. The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
The award was granted following a nomination of ICAMS researchers Professor Ralf Drautz and Professor Jörg Neugebauer (MPIE Düsseldorf) for establishing joint long-term research projects in the area of electronic structure theory, atomistic modelling and scale-bridging simulation. The award is valued at 60,000 EUR.
Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually.
Prof Mike Finnis, Imperial College London