Olah and Prakash Receive $1 Million for Fuel Research
Israel awards the 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize to USC Dornsife’s George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate, and G.K. Surya Prakash for their research on methanol markets.
George Olah and G.K. Surya Prakash, pillars of the chemistry department at USC Dornsife, have received a first-ever $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels.
USC Dornsife’s George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate, and G. K. Surya Prakash have each been honored by their native countries for their lifelong career achievements in chemistry.
George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and G. K. Surya Prakash, professor of chemistry and director of the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, are having a busy week. Shortly before the announcement that they had received a first-ever $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels, the two pillars of the USC Dornsife chemistry department learned that each was to be honored by the nation of their birth for their lifelong achievements in chemistry.