Paolo Samorì joins the elite of German science and engineering

Paolo Samorì has been nominated as a Member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), a first for a scientist affiliated to a French research institution.This prestigious distinction recognizes his significant contributions to the advancement of nanoscience and materials science at an international level by developing new high-performance multifunctional materials and devices for technologically relevant applications in the fields of intelligent (opto)electronics, energy storage and sensing for environmental and health monitoring.

Funded by the Federal Government and the Länder, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) is the voice of technological science in Germany and abroad. The Academy advises political decision-makers and the public on strategic issues in engineering and technology.

The work of acatech is led by outstanding scientists who are invited to become Members of the Academy on the basis of their scientific achievements and reputation. They come from the fields of engineering, natural sciences, medicine and the humanities and social sciences.

acatech currently has over 600 Members. They collaborate on projects with external experts from science and industry, and participate in the Academy’s thematic networks, where technical issues related to technological sciences and more general questions of technology policy are discussed.

Paolo Samorì, Director of the Institut de science et d’ingénierie supramoléculaires (CNRS/Université de Strasbourg), is the first French scientist to join the ranks of acatech. Building on the foundations laid during his doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Germany, over the past 20 years Professor Samorì has developed fruitful scientific and technological collaborations on the Franco-German axis as part of some 20 European projects, making fundamental discoveries in materials and nanoscience and demonstrating their technological relevance in various fields, including physical and chemical sensing and More-than-Moore optoelectronics.

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