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25 January 2009


Congratulations to Professor Richard H. Friend

The 2009 King Faisal Award in Science

Professor Richard H. Friend pioneered the physics and engineering of semi-conductor devices made of plastic materials. The fabrication of these devices and circuits by ink jet printing that he has introduced is radically different from the traditional manufacturing technology and has paved the way for the development of a wide range of applications of plastic electronic and photonic devices.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 1429H - 2009G KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE for Science

Riyadh, Monday 29 Muharram 1430H occurring 26 January 2009G, HRH Prince Khalid Alfaisal, Director of The King Faisal Foundation, tonight announced the winners of the King Faisal International Prize.

The King Faisal International Prize for Science (Physics) for the year 1429H / 2009G has been awarded jointly to:


Richard H Friend
Rashid Alievich Sunyaev
Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend (uk)

Chairman, Council of the School of Physical Sciences and Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
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Professor Rashid Alievich Sunyaev

Chief Scientist, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science and Director, Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Richard Friend pioneered the physics and engineering of semi- conductor devices made of plastic materials. The fabrication of these devices and circuits by ink jet printing that he has introduced is radically different from the traditional manufacturing technology and has paved the way for the development of a wide range of applications of plastic electronic and photonic devices.

Professor Rashid Sunyaev has made pioneering and fundamental contributions to astrophysics and cosmology. His theoretical work on the cosmic background radiation laid the foundation for the observational exploration of the structure of galaxies and the universe. His work on black holes and binary stars was critical in advancing the field of x-ray astronomy.

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