Manabu Shiraiwa from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry will be awarded the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award.
On 23 October 2014 Manabu Shiraiwa will be awarded the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award at this year's conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research in Florida.
The 31-year-old researcher has made path-breaking insights into the influence of aerosol particles on air quality and health.
Originally from Japan, Shiraiwa convinced the jury with his disseration on the kinetics and molecular mechanisms of chemical reactions of aerosol particles.
He discovered that long-lived oxygen intermediates are formed in the reaction of ozone with aerosol particles. These intermediates play a key role in the chemical aging of toxic and allergenic fine dust components such as soot, polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons and pollen proteins.
In 2012 Shiraiwa received the Paul-Crutzen Prize of the German Chemical Society and the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, one of the highest honors for a young scientist to receive at the beginning of his career.
After completing his doctoral degree at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biogeochemistry at the same institute and then at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (USA).
Shiraiwa has been doing research again at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry since 2013 - now as a group leader in the Department of Multiphase Chemistry.
The Sheldon K. Friedlander Award is awarded annually by the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) for outstanding dissertations in a field of aerosol science and technology.
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