Samuel Sánchez wins Catalan Research Award for Young Talent

January 10, 2017

The prestigious honour and cash prize of €10,000 is awarded annually from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) to the most accomplished young researcher in Catalonia.

Dr. Samuel Sánchez was selected for his pioneering work in in the development of self-propelled nanomotors and nanorobots, devices with huge potential for advances in medical applications such as targeted drug delivery, as well as in environmental issues such as the fight against water pollution.

“I’m extremely happy to be selected from among the high level of talented young scientists in Catalonia, of which there are many, so the competition for this prize is always very high,” says Sánchez. “It’s also a tremendous honour that the work we’ve been doing over the last few years has been recognized by the FCRI, a highly-regarded foundation with a great reputation.”

The Catalan Research Awards encourage the recognition of science, and are awarded to researchers, sponsors, businessmen or journalists.