Overview

In 2013 Eni Award awarded seven prizes to external researchers and three awards for innovation to researchers in Eni's laboratories. The main subject matter for the research projects awarded were the understanding of physical and chemical phenomena at molecular and microscopic level, the use of CO2 in the separation of oil from water, the role of enzymes in the synthesis of renewable petrochemical products, the analysis of cell metabolism for application in energy, industry and the medical field, the role played by viruses in the balance of the oceans and climate change, the application of nanoparticles to catalyst processes and luminescent nanostructures based on supramolecular chemistry. The projects that received awards for innovation concerned luminescent solar concentrators, the development of natural gas with a high hydrogen sulphide content and a predictive sedimentary model for the Mamba Complex in Mozambique. Here are all the winners.

Prizes and awards

Eni Award is made up of two sections:
  • Prizes: awarded to researchers for the top universities and research centres from around the world.
  • Awards for Eni Innovation: awarded to our researchers.

The Winners

The winners of Eni Awards 2013 were:
  • Rajamani Krishna - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Downstream Improving Process Technologies with Molecular Insights
  • Philip G. Jessop - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Upstream CO2-Triggered Control of Oil/Water Mixtures
  • Frances H. Arnold - Renewable Energy Prize Directed Evolution of Enzymes and Pathways for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
  • James C. Liao - Renewable Energy Prize Synthesis of isobutanol and other higher alcohols as bio-fuels
  • Roberto Danovaro - Environment Protection Prize Marine viruses play a key role in global climate change and in the functioning of the global oceans
  • Matteo Cargnello - Debut in Research Prize Tailored nanoarchitectures based on transition metals for heterogeneous catalysis
  • Damiano Genovese - Debut in Research Prize Supramolecular Approaches Towards Organized Luminescent Nanostructures For Sensing, Labelling And Imaging Applications

Winners in Innovation in Eni Awards

The winners for Eni Innovation Awards in 2013 were:
  • R. Fusco, A. Alessi, A. Proto, G. Schimperna, P. Scudo, S. Santarelli, G. Bianchi Highly efficient fluorophores for luminescent solar concentrators.
  • A. de Angelis, P. Pollesel Process to give value to natural gas with a high hydrogen sulphide content
  • F. Fonnesu, M. Orsi predictive sedimentary model for the Mamba Complex (Area 4, Mozambico)

Eni Award

Eni Award is an international competition launched by Eni in 2007 dedicated to research applied to the field of energy. It selects the best research projects on efficiency, sustainability and the protection of the environment.

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