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Sumio Iijima, Akira Koshio and Masako Yudasaka shared the European Inventor Award 2015 in the non-European countries category for their ground-breaking discovery of carbon nanotubes and for developing a sustainable process to produce them.
(Photo: Sumio Iijima)
Despite their tiny size, there’s vast potential for carbon nanotubes in diverse industries, says Assistant Professor Akira Koshio.
These rising stars and veterans hail from diverse sectors in industry and academia, but they all share in one common mission—to make tomorrow a better place for you and me.
From the co-discoverer of carbon nanotubes to the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize, here are the 15 female scientists featured on the AS100 list.