2018 MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering
MRS-Serbia is pleased to announce that the laureate of the 2018 MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering is Prof. Dr. László Forró of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter. He is awarded for his achievements in the engineering of new materials, including inorganic and organic materials, as well as biomaterials.
This is the decision of the MRS-Serbia Executive Board:
The Executive Board of the MRS-Serbia Presidency, at their meeting on April 10, 2018, considered the submitted nominations for the MRS-Serbia’s 2018 Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering and concluded that the procedure was conducted in accordance with the Awarding Rulebook, that the Call was announced on the MRS-Serbia’s website on January 1, 2018, and that in the stipulated period of 45 days only one nomination was submitted, that for Prof. László Forró, by Prof. Dr. Davor Pavuna (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland). The nomination was strongly supported by five members of the Presidency of the MRS Serbia: Academician Zoran Popović, Academician Zoran Petrović, Academician Slavko Mentus, Prof. Milenko Plavšić and Prof. Dr. Miodrag Zlatanović.
Having received the opinion from the Expert Committee members, Prof. Dragan Uskoković (President of MRS-Serbia), Prof. Robert Sinclair (Chair of YUCOMAT Conferences International Advisory Board), Dr. Slobodan Milonjić (Vice-President of MRS-Serbia), Prof. Danilo Suvorov (Member of YUCOMAT Conferences International Advisory Board), Prof. Dejan Raković (Vice-President of MRS-Serbia) and Prof. Dr. Ivan Božović (2015 Laureate), Prof. Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novaković (2016 Laureate), and Prof. Dr. Velimir Radmilović (2017 Laureate), the Executive Board of the MRS-Serbia Presidency took the decision that Prof. Dr. László Forró be granted MRS-Serbia’s 2018 Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering.
Prof. Dr. László Forró's invited plenary lecture will be presented during the Opening Ceremony of the First Plenary Session of the 20th Materials Research Society of Serbia Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018 on September 3, 2018.
President of MRS-Serbia, Prof. Dr. Dragan Uskoković
Vice-President of MRS-Serbia, Dr. Slobodan Milonjić
Vice-President of MRS-Serbia, Prof. Dr. Dejan Raković