The Eni Award was officially established in July 2007 in order to develop innovative ideas for a better use of energy sources, promote environmental research and to valorize new generations of researchers.
The award is launched annually and has an established and prestigious network of researchers in the field of energy and the environment.
Its target is to monitor and promote the best research and the best scientists in the world in the field of energy, with the ambition to become a sort of Nobel Prize for Energy.
Eni Award has four distinct prizes:
Three other awards will be given for Eni Innovation with the aim of encouraging and rewarding innovative and applied research in the fields of energy and the environment developed within Eni.
The 2014 winners are:
New Frontiers of Hydrocarbon – Upstream Section
Tapan Mukerji, Gary Mavko, Jack Dvorkin - Stanford University
Dario Grana - University of Wyoming
Pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization
New Frontiers of Hydrocarbon – Downstream Section
Amir Hoveyda – Boston College
Development of new reactions to transform unactivated alkenes into complex molecular framework
Renewable Energy Section
Jay Keasling – University of California, Berkeley
Microbial Production of Hydrocarbon Fuels
Protection of the Environment Section
Clément Sanchez - Collège de France
Environmentally relevant chemistry of multifunctional materials: Tailor made new efficient catalysts via chimie douce-aerosol process coupling.
Debut in Research Section
Nicola Bortolamei – Università degli Studi di Padova
Electrochemistry for atom transfer radical polymerization: from mechanism to more controlled synthesis
Martina Siena – Università degli Studi di Trieste
Characterization of permeability of natural and reconstructed porous media
Last updated on 17/06/14