Ahmet Yıldız, a young scientist working in the Department of Physics and Molecular Cell Biology at the University of California (UCLA), was honored with the "Young Scientists and Engineers Presidential Career Award" by US President Barack Obama.
Initiated by former US President Bill Clinton in 1996, the awards are the highest honor bestowed by the US administration to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.
With his successful and groundbreaking work, Asst. Assoc. Ahmet Yıldız has now won the Young Scientists and Engineering President's Career Award, which is considered the most prestigious award for young scientists in all branches in the USA.
THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM OBAMA
In his statement announcing the awards, President Obama stated that the impressive achievements of young scientists and engineers are a promising indicator of even greater achievements in the future and said, "We are grateful to them for their responsibilities in producing scientific and technical progress that will maintain the US's global leadership for years to come."
Successful scientists and engineers will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held in the capital Washington next year.
Meanwhile, at the University of California, Prof. Dr. Aydoğan Özcan was also deemed worthy of the same award in 2011.
WHO IS AHMET YILDIZ
Ahmet Yıldız, who continued his studies in the USA after graduating from the Physics Department of Boğaziçi University in 2001, developed the "One-nanometer Accurate Radiation Reading" method at the University of Illinois and experimentally proved how proteins move for the first time in the history of science. Yıldız, who was deemed worthy of the Feynman Nanotechnology Award and the Gregory Weber International Award, was on the cover of Science magazine, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. Continuing his scientific studies at the University of California, Yıldız received the Young Scientist award in 2005, as well as a $25 monetary award and the opportunity to write a special commentary in Science magazine. Yıldız made history as the first Turkish scientist to receive this award. Yıldız studies how the motor proteins in the human cell work, which is the basic information in the treatment of diseases such as blindness, deafness, paralysis, Alzheimer's and cancer that will concern all humanity.
Source : ensonhaber