A Monash University researcher who is designing the next generation of medical implants using nanotechnology has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Award for the second time.


Professor Yuri Estrin will use the award to travel to the RWTH Aachan University in Germany to collaborate on improving the stability of the nanomaterials he is currently developing.


Professor Estrin received his first Humboldt Award in 1999, which he also used to do research at RWTH. Recipients of this highly competitive award must be nominated by an established academic in Germany.


The Awards are granted to "academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.”