Junior Chamber International (JCI), composed of young people between the ages of 18 and 40, is one of the largest and most active international non-profit organizations in the world. Each year, JCI honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 in various areas. These young active citizens are selected based on exemplary success in their respective fields and dedicated service to their own communities as well as the world at large.
This year, for his accomplishments in nanotechnology, Asst. Prof. Mehmet Z. Baykara of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the National Nanotechnology Center (UNAM) has been selected, among more than 175 candidates, as one of the recipients of the JCI “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP) award in the field of “scientific and technological development”. Dr. Baykara will receive his award in front of an international audience of more than 1000 people at the JCI World Congress to be held in Quebec City, Canada on November 3, 2016.