Materials professor Omar Saleh was elected to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, which grants about 20 Bessel awards each year.
To be nominated for the Bessel Research Award, scientists and scholars must be internationally renowned in their field, have completed their doctorate less than 18 years ago, are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work.
Award winners are honoured for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The award is valued at €45,000.
Congratulations, Prof. Saleh!