Honorary Degree in Belgium
Professor Richard Palmer, Head of the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL) at the University's School of Physics and Astronomy, has been honoured "for his pioneering work in nanoscale physics and his contributions to bridging the gap between nanoscience and nanotechnology. He has published 300 scientific papers in the field and created four high tech spin-out companies in Birmingham. He set up the NPRL as the UK's first centre for nanoscience."
Professor Palmer was awarded the doctorate today during the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Institute for Materials Research at Hasselt University.