Hongjie Dai and Peidong Yang received 2004 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics for their pioneering research in the nanosciences and the applications in the field of nanoterhnology derived from their findings. Dr. Dai, born in 12966, is an associate professor at Stanford University. He graduated from TsingHus University with a B.S. degree and received a M.S. from Columbia University in 1991 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1994. Dr. Yang, born in 1971, is an associate professor at US Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology in China, in 1993 and a Ph. D. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1997.
The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, awarded since 1999, has been established by the Editors of Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics and Springer. The recipient will be a scientist who has made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics. The prize money of US$ 5000 is intended as an incentive for further research and development.