Martin Green awarded with Japan Prize 2021
Post date: 01/02/2021 - 10:39
UNSW Sydney solar expert Martin Green has been honoured with the Japan Prize for transforming the photovoltaics industry. The Japan Prize Foundation has announced that Australian Scientia Professor Martin Green is a laureate of the Japan Prize in the field of »Resources, Energy, the Environment, and Social Infrastructure« for his »revolutionary work in the field of photovoltaics.«
Martin Green, who is Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) at UNSW Sydney, was recognized for his work in developing high-efficiency silicon photovoltaic devices. The highly competitive prize had 142 nominations in the field of Resources, Energy, the Environment, and Social Infrastructure, comprising prominent scientists and researchers from across the globe. The annual prize is one of world’s most prestigious awards given to scientists who have helped to make significant advances in the fields of science and technology worldwide. Each year two fields of scientific endeavour are honoured. It is rated as one of the world’s top 30 major academic awards by IREG List of International Academic Awards with a reputation score of 0.66 compared to a Nobel Prize.
Professor Green is the third Australian researcher to win the prize since it was first awarded in 1985. The Japan Prize Foundation awards ¥50 million (USD 477,000) along with a certificate and prize medal to each of the winners.