The Ninth Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) was awarded to Dr Václav Petříček from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
Václav Petříček is recognized for his practical application of the theory of aperiodic structures in his computing system JANA. Crystalline materials that lack three-dimensional translational symmetry have been discovered in all classes of compounds. These aperiodic materials are of tremendous theoretical interest and practical importance. Through the continued effort of Václav Petříček, JANA has made aperiodic structures accessible to a wide community of crystallographers and chemists.
Václav Petříček received the award at the Opening Ceremony of the 30th European Crystallographic Meeting in Basel (Switzerland) on August 28th, 2016.