Professor Walter de Heer has been honored as the 1st Utz-Hellmuth Felcht Award winner at the International Carbon Conference in Shanghai where he was recognized for his invention of graphene based electronics and for his merits in the area of graphene research and his revolutionary concept of graphene based nanoelectronics. SGL Group - The Carbon Company - made the award which comes with a donation of Euro 20,000. Going forward, this award will be made every two years in honor of its former Supervisory Board Chairman Prof. Utz-Hellmuth Felcht and will honor outstanding scientific and technological contributinos in the field of carbon and ceramic materials.
Dr. Gerd Wingefeld, member of the Board of Management of SGL Group, responsible for Technology and Innovation: “The challenges of our time are global: Energy production from alternative sources, energy storage and energy efficiency. Carbon in its various forms and applications can contribute mastering these challenges. Through his work on electronic transportation mechanisms in graphene, Prof. Walter de Heer opened the door to a new era of extremely small electronic circuits.”