Host Institute of European Young Investigators (EURYI 2004) Award
The European Young Investigators Awardsconstitute an initiative of European Union Research Organisations Heads of Research Councils (ĆUROHORCS) in cooperation with the European Science Foundation (ESF), and aim at encouraging young brilliant researchers from all over the world to work in Europe for the benefit of the development of European science and the building up of the next generation of leading European scientists. The awarded young researchers pursue the proposed innovative research in collaboration with the European host organizations.
The criteria for the EURYI awards are: a) the scientific achievements of the young researcher and its potential to become a world class leader in the respective field, b) the originality and feasibility of the proposed research and its potential to improve the competitiveness of European research at world level, and c) the internationally recognized level of excellence of the host institution and its capability to host the applicant and the proposed research.
The first EURYI call was launched in September 2003 and NHRF/TPCI promoted the candidacy of the 35-year-old chemist Dr. Nikos Tagmatarchis. In 2004, 25 awards were granted to young distinguished researchers and Dr. Tagmatarchis was one of them. The award concerns the development of innovative materials with advanced functionality through chemical manipulation of carbon nanotubes. The EURYI project started being integrated within the Institute's activities since December 2004.
European Young Investigators (ĆURYI) awards