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Materials Sciences

Materials Sciences Award

At DSM we have a long heritage of scientific innovation. To recognize and reward excellence in innovative research in Materials Sciences, we offer a Life Time Achievement Award. Open to scientists worldwide, we bestow this award every two years in recognition of outstanding scientific work by an established scientist who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the Materials Sciences field.
Materials Sciences Award

The Materials Sciences Award 2018 is dedicated to Computational Material Science that focuses on predicting polymer properties from molecular structure. Special emphasis is given to the connect made between molecular details and macroscopic performance; paving the road for the development of the next generation performance materials.

An international scientific jury, chaired by DSM’s Chief Technology Officer Marcus Remmers, has selected Professor Doros Theodorou from the National Technical University of Athens as the winner of the Materials Sciences Award 2018. The jury recognizes the major contributions Professor Theodorou has made to the field of molecular and meso-scale modelling of polymers.

The DSM Materials Sciences Award will be presented to Professor Theodorou at the upcoming international conference on Deformation, Yield, and Fracture of Polymers (DYFP), at the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. Professor Theodorou will deliver an acceptance lecture on his research work.

A prime requirement for selecting the winner was that the candidate’s research must have significantly advanced the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in the field specified. Candidates for the award could be put forward by nomination only and could not nominate themselves.

Previous winner

The Materials Sciences Award 2016, with the chosen theme of Macromolecular Architectures was presented to Professor Steven P. Armes on 25 July in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the advancement of macromolecular architecture applied in many everyday situations, including the development of dirt-repellant coatings and lubricants that reduce wear and fuel consumption.