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L’Oréal-UNESCO Award

Asst. Prof. Serim Kayacan İlday of UNAM has received one of this year’s L’Oréal – UNESCO “For Women in Science” awards. The awards are presented annually to support and recognize the accomplishments of women researchers, as well as to encourage more young women to enter the science professions and to assist them in their careers.

LORÉAL – UNESCO National Fellowship For Women in Science programme honors six young scientist each year. Three awards are given in Life sciences and three awards are given in Material Sciences Category.

Dr. Kayacan İlday received her award in recognition of a project she developed to produce cost-effective and highly efficient thin-film solar cells from a complex, hierarchically self-assembled material that she discovered during her PhD research.