Natcore Technology's Andrew Barron Wins World Technology Award

Dr. Barron is a co-founder of and technical consultant to Natcore.

Rice's Barron wins World Technology Award for Materials
Chemist, nanotechnology entrepreneur honored for research at UN gala Oct. 26

Andrew Barron, Rice University's Charles W. Duncan, Jr.--Welch Chair of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is the winner of the prestigious 2011 World Technology Award for Materials. The award was presented at the World Technology Summit and Awards gala at the United Nations Oct. 26.

Barron's research focuses on the application of nanotechnology to fundamental problems in energy and health research. His research group has projects involving down-hole sensors, carbon dioxide mitigation and cancer treatment. Barron joined Rice in 1995.

The World Technology Awards are presented annually by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science magazine and Technology Review. With members from more than 60 countries, the World Technology Network is an exclusive community of innovative individuals, companies and organizations in science, technology and related fields.

Barron is the author of more than 380 scientific publications, five books and 20 patents. His research group is the core of a number of Rice startup companies, including businesses that range from oil and gas production (Oxane Materials Inc.) to solar power systems (Natcore Technology Inc.) and water purification (Molecular Filtration Inc).

Barron is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Hümboldt Senior Scientist Research Award, the Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, the Meldola Medal and Prize and the first Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award. In 2009 Barron was appointed as the first Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator, and he won the Houston Technology Center's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award in Nanotechnology.

The World Technology Awards are presented in 20 categories for "innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance" to humanity. Award winners are nominated and selected by their peers and by a panel of advisors that includes: Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist; Jason Pontin, editor and publisher of Technology Review magazine; Lev Grossman, senior writer at TIME magazine and co-author of the "Techland" blog at TIME.com; Oliver Morton, energy and environment editor at The Economist; and Albert Teich, former director of science and policy programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=16376&SnID=6000...

 

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RED BANK, N.J., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Andrew R. Barron, a scientific co-founder of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V; NXT; NTCXF.PK), has received the prestigious World Technology Award for Materials presented by the World Technology Network in association with Time magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review.  Announced on October 26 at United Nations headquarters in New York City, this award includes Barron in a group of organizations and individuals whose work is the most innovative and impactful in the world.


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Prof. Barron is the Charles W. Duncan, Jr.-Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at Rice University, as well as a visiting Professor at the University of Wales. He was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from the Welch foundation and is the first Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Before joining the Rice faculty in 1995, Dr. Barron received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, performed postdoctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, and served on the faculty at Harvard University.


Prof. Barron's work on liquid phase deposition is at the heart of Natcore's businesses, particularly in the photovoltaic area. It is the critical component in Natcore's program that aims to double the efficiency of solar cells and to halve their cost.


Prof. Barron was one of six finalists for the World Technology Award for Materials. The others were Michael Haag, Universal Nanotech Corp.; Evelyn Hu, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Michelle Khine, University of California, Irvine; Werner Kuhr, ZettaCore, Inc.; and Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University.


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Dr. Barron is a co-founder of and technical consultant to Natcore. Currently the Charles W. Duncan, Jr.-Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at Rice University, as well as a visiting Professor at the University of Wales. Dr. Barron is the author of numerous publications in the area of materials preparation via chemical pathways and more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers, with nearly 100 focusing on developments in nanotechnology. Professor Barron was also the first faculty member hired for the Smalley Institute for Nanotechnology. Before joining the Rice faculty in 1995, Dr. Barron received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, performed postdoctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, and served on the faculty at Harvard University. He was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from the Welch foundation and is the first Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator.  

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