Mohammad Nazeeruddin wins Khwarizmi International Award
Professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin has won the 34th Khwarizmi International Award in Fundamental Sciences.
The Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) was established in 1987 in memory of Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (ca. 780-850 AD), the famous Iranian mathematician, astronomer, and geographer from whose name (latinized into Algoritmi) we got the term “algorithm”.
The KIA is a research award given annually by the President of Iran. The awardees include ten senior researchers and ten young researchers selected by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to honor "individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology". The KIA is given “to the most prominent scientists and engineers,” and has recently emphasized on digital and mechanical technologies, and is generally considered as the most prestigious scientific award in Iran. Participation is open to non-Iranian researchers.
The 2020 KIA has been given to Professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin at EPFL “for his contributions to Perovskite Solar Cells research.”