solutions 2/2008 – Additional informations

11 of the 20 previous winners came to attend the presentation of the Otto SCHOTT Research Award to Dr. Akio Ikesue (3rd from right). They presented their excellent work and reported on further developments and prospects at an expert conference. SCHOTT Board member, Dr. Hans-Joachim Konz (3rd from left) emphasized the immense importance of close cooperation between science and industry: ”Innovations can only result from the exchange of knowledge and experience.”
Photo: SCHOTT/A. Sell
10th Otto SCHOTT Research Award:

Anniversary in the Presence of Former Award Winners

The tenth presentation of the Otto SCHOTT Research Award was held at the beginning of November, 2008, as part of a two-day internal expert conference at SCHOTT AG in Mainz. Several previous award winners contributed towards this anniversary event by holding scientific presentations on glass. One main focus of the discussion forums was the role of glass in the 21st century.

With a value of 25,000 euros, the Otto SCHOTT Research Award has been presented on an alternating basis with the Carl Zeiss Research Prize for excellent scientific achievements and to encourage greater cooperation between science and industry. The honor that is highly respected in the glass industry recognizes ground-breaking expert contributions in the fields of glasses, glass ceramics and similar materials, as well as areas of application, such as optics, optoelectronics, solar technology and pharmaceutics. The research award is managed and issued on an international basis by the Stifterverband, an organization committed to German science. Researchers from China, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and the United States are among the previous award winners.