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Gleb Yushin Named Finalist for 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Jun 2, 2017

Gleb Yushin, a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, was named a finalist for the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

Yushin’s selection for this award is an indicator of his early accomplishments and research that drives “the next generation of innovation by answering today’s most complex and intriguing scientific questions,” according to the Blavatnik awards website.

Yushin and his fellow finalists will travel to New York City in September for the Annual Awards Ceremony.

Only 30 finalists were selected from a pool of 308 nominees, all aged 42 years and younger. The finalists were distributed across three categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering (including Yushin), and Chemistry.

Three Blavatnik Laureates, one from each category, will be chosen based on their accomplishments and promise for the future. Each will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Blavatnik Laureates have been named since 2017, and they are known to go on to become leaders in their fields, named members to the National Academy of Sciences, and be recognized with other honors.

Yushin’s research is focused on nanotechnology-driven solutions to facilitate a cleaner environment, decreased energy consumption, and general safe and healthy lives. He joined MSE in July 2007 and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society, NASA Nano 50 Award, various best poster awards from the Electrochemical Society, Materials Research Society, and North American Membrane Society meetings, and multiple awards at ceramographic competitions.