Paras Prasad Recieves 2017 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

Dr. Paras Prasad in his lab.

Published August 15, 2017 This content is archived.

Paras Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of UB’s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, has won the 2017 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. The award was presented at the annual IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology in July in Pittsburgh, PA.


The award recognizes recipients “For pioneering contributions in creating multifunctional nanoprobes, applying nanophotonics in biomedical technology, and educating future researchers”.

The NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.  Up to two awards may be given per year. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

Dr. Prasad is also a member of our Scientific Leadership Committee in UB’s Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences.