Professor Emeritus Alan Davison of chemistry is one of two recipients of the 2006 Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine. Davison and Alun Gareth Jones of Brigham and Women's Hospital will share the award for their role in the development of contrast agents used in cardo-diagnostic procedures.
The award, which consists of a $15,000 cash prize and a medal, was established at Brandeis University in 1989 by the Jacob and Louise Gabbay Foundation to recognize outstanding research in the biomedical sciences. An award ceremony and symposium will be held Nov. 6.
Subra Suresh, Ford Professor of Engineering, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm on Nov. 17. Suresh was selected in recognition of his pioneering and multidisciplinary research that encompasses materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, biological engineering and mechanics.
Anne M. Mayes, professor of materials science and engineering, will receive the 2007 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award. She is being recognized for her "unique ability to blend theoretical and experimental studies to elucidate the behavior of polymers." She will receive the award, which consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $2,000, at a symposium held in her honor at the spring 2007 meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Two MIT students, Rocco Ciccolini and Peter Oates, were recently honored in Washington, D.C., as Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (EPA STAR) graduate fellows. The graduate fellowship program is designed for students pursuing advanced degrees in environmental sciences.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 4, 2006 (download PDF).