The CNSI wishes to congratulate Professor Galen Stucky on receiving the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research along with Avelino Corma (Spanish National Research Council) and Mark Davis (CalTech) for their contributions to the development of microporous and mesoporous materials and their applications. The three researchers have made truly remarkable contributions to the design and methods of synthesis of these materials, the study of their properties and the development of their applications in very diverse fields. These include the petrochemical industry, biodegradable plastics and water treatment, improved food quality, new medicines and revolutionary healthcare materials, optoelectronic materials, emission reducing elements and, in short, a broad range of activities in society. Named after the Crown Prince of Spain, this is the highest scientific recognition in Spain and one of the most coveted Europeans scientific awards. Congratulations Galen!