Doctor Tuomo Suntola has seen ALD develop from the first product demo in the 70s to crucial smartphone technology now found in everyone’s pockets.
The winners of the youth technology competition will be announced and awarded on Saturday 24 November in Espoo, Finland.
Professor Makarow was made Knight of the Legion of Honor that is the highest French honorary distinction.
The 2016 Millennium Technology Prize winner Frances Arnold won the 2018 Nobel prize in chemistry and is now the third person to have won these two prestigious prizes.
Finnish technology makes computers smaller, brightens up jewellery and kills hospital bacteria. As the Millennium-winning ALD technology was originally developed in Finland, research in the field continues to prosper here.
Dr. Tuomo Suntola was awarded the one-million-euro technology prize in Finland in May 2018.