Two Tech Professors Receive the Humboldt Research Award

Humboldt Foundation Honors Two Faculty Members

Two Georgia Tech faculty members have been honored with the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Vladimir Tsukruk, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Brett Wick, School of Mathematics, are recipients of the award.

Vladimir Tsukruk
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Tsukruk, who was recently named co-director of Georgia Tech’s Bio-nano-enabled Inorganic/Organic Nanostructures and Improved Cognition (BIONIC) center, will begin his research at the University of Bayreuth in Germany this month. Since 1987, his research has focused on the field of fabrication and structural characterization of molecular films. 

Wick received the award in recognition of his research in complex function theory. His 18-month fellowship, based at the University of Paderborn, will begin this spring and continue through 2012. Wick’s research interests focus on problems in analysis of several complex variables, harmonic analysis and operator theory, and specifically the interaction between these subjects.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 research awards annually in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.