CHF Presents Awards to Innovators from Around the World at Heritage Day 2014
PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year the Chemical
Heritage Foundation (CHF) presents awards to innovators and leaders in the
molecular sciences on Heritage Day. This year's awardees, who were honored on
May 15, represent the highest achievement in very different fields.
Heritage Day 2014 Award Winners from left: Ronald Breslow, University
Professor at Columbia University, was this year’s recipient of the American
Institute of Chemists (AIC) Gold Medal; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and
managing director, Biocon Limited, and this year’s Othmer Gold Medalist, and
Atsushi Horiba, chairman, president and CEO of Horiba Limited and this year’s
winner of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr., Award for Supporting Industries.
Ronald Breslow, University Professor at Columbia University, was this year's
recipient of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Gold Medal. Breslow is
known around the world for more than five decades of innovation in chemistry,
including recent work in chemotherapy drugs. He is the author of more than
400 academic publications and the widely acclaimed bookChemistry Today and
Tomorrow: The Central, Useful, and Creative Science.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon Limited, is this
year's Othmer Gold Medalist. Mazumdar-Shaw was the first woman to become a
brewmaster in India. She used her knowledge of fermentation to become one of
the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of her nation. Biocon is India's
leading maker of insulin, exporting to forty nations. In addition to her
great success in business, she is among the world's leading philanthropists.
She has devoted much of her personal fortune to providing healthcare to the
poorest people in her country and to many other philanthropic projects.
Atsushi Horiba, chairman, president and CEO of Horiba Limited, is this year's
winner of the Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries. For
nearly a quarter century, Atsushi Horiba has led the company his father
founded as it grew into one of the world leaders in analytical
instrumentation, serving five continents with manufacturing and service
operations around the world.
CHF fosters dialogue on science and technology in society. Our staff and
fellows study the past in order to understand the present and inform the
future. We focus on matter and materials and their effects on our modern world
in territory ranging from the physical sciences and industries, through the
chemical sciences and engineering, to the life sciences and technologies. We
collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts; engage communities of
scientists and engineers; and tell the stories of the people behind
breakthroughs and innovations.
For more information, please visit chemheritage.org.
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SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation
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