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USERN Prize Medal

USERN prize is an international award, established by USERN which is annually bestowed on scientists or researchers less than 40 years of age who have conducted a significant advancement or achievement in research, scientific education, or serving humanity in five scientific fields including medical sciences, life sciences, formal sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. The candidates will be refereed and scored by an international jury composed of Nobel laureates and top 1% scientists in the respective field accordingly to pre-planned scoring criteria[1][2][3]

Laureates 2016[edit]

Floris De Lange (Netherlands) in Social Sciences

For: Expectation sharpens the visual response

Alexander Leemans (Netherlands) in Medical Sciences

For: Processing and Visualization in Diffusion Imaging

Jamshid Aghaei (Iran) in Physical Sciences

For: Evaluating Technical Benefits and Risks of Renewable Energy Sources Increasing Penetration in Electrical Networks

Morteza Mahmoudi (Iran/USA) in Biological Sciences

For: Defining the Biological Identity of Nanotherapeutics for High Yield Cancer Therapy

Lucas Joppa (USA) in Formal Sciences

For: Technology for Nature[4][5][6]

Laureates 2017[edit]

Matjaž Perc (Slovenia) in Social Sciences

For: Transitions Towards Cooperation in Human Societies

Lucina Qazi Uddin (USA) in Medical Sciences

For: Brain Dynamics and Flexible Behavior in Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity

Maria-Magdalena Titirici (UK) in Physical Sciences

For: The Design of Efficient and Low Cost Electrocatalysts Catalysts Without the Use of Critical Metals

Valentina Cauda (Italy) in Biological Sciences

For: Hybrid Immune-Eluding Nanocrystals as Smart and Active Theranostic Weapons Against Cancer -TrojaNanoHorse

Manlio De Domenico (Italy) in Formal Sciences

For: Multilayer Structure and Dynamics of the Physical World: Modeling the Complexity of Systems of Systems[7][8]

Laureates 2018[edit]

The 3rd international USERN congress was held in Reggio Calabria, Italy on 10 to 14 November 2018.

USERN Laureates 2018 Igor Grossmann (Canada) in Social Sciences

For: Wisdom - Towards The Social and Behavioral Science of Sound Judgment

Gian Paolo Fadini (Italy) in Medical Sciences

For: ciRculating stEM cElls in DIAbetic complicaTIONs (REMEDIATION)

Alex Fornito (Australia) in Biological Sciences

For: Maps, Models, and Modifiers of Brain Changes in Psychosis

Xavier Moya (UK) in Physical Sciences

For: Barocaloric Materials for Environment-Friendly Solid -State Refrigeration

Jacob D Biamonte (Russia) in Formal Sciences

For: Quantum Enhanced Machine Learning [9][10]


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