Patrick Couvreur, Barbara Stella, Véronique Rosilio, Luigi CattelOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
Thanks to the invention of this Belgian-born nanotechnology pioneer and his team at Paris-Sud University, the dream of eliminating cancer cells without harming healthy tissue has become a reality. His nano-capsules – minuscule capsules 70 times smaller than red blood cells and shielded by a biodegradable coating – deliver potent anti-cancer drugs progressively and directly to tumour sites.
Jörg Horzel, Jozef Szlufcik, Mia Honore, Johan NijsOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
German scientist Jörg Horzel and his team at IMEC, a micro-electronics and nanotechnology research centre based in Heverlee, Belgium, developed a process that streamlines the production of silicon-based solar cells, which were long too expensive for large, commercially viable production. Horzel’s invention now provides the world’s solar-cell producers with a more efficient path to solar power.
Philipp Koehn, Daniel Marcu, Kevin Knight and William WongOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
German computer scientist Koehn and his team at the University of Southern California invented phrase-based machine translation using a statistical approach. Koehn's revolutionary method is being used by the biggest names in machine translation. An entire industry has emerged based on this invention.