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Past winners

From students to eminent scientists

Past winners span a huge range of topics and nationalities. Since winning, their careers have moved in equally diverse directions - from the heights of academia to major commercial success. Here's a selection of interviews with just a few of our past winners and their hopes, dreams…and a little advice along the way.
Stephen Ma

Stephen Ma

PhD, University of Delaware, U.S.

DSM Science & Technology Award Americas (2015)


Dr. Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad

Dr. Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad

PhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

DSM Science & Technology Award Europe (2015)


Professor Dr. Hans H. Stein

Professor Dr. Hans H. Stein

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, U.S. 

DSM Nutritional Sciences Award (2015)


Dr. Zheng Ju-Sheng

Dr. Ju-Sheng Zheng

PhD, Zheijang University, China

DSM Science & Technology Award Asia (2015)


Prof Jiang Ging Pong

Professor Jiang Ging Pong

Professor, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

DSM Materials Sciences Award (2014)


Saadyah Averick

Saadyah Averick

PhD, Carnegie Mellon Unviersity, Pittsburgh, U.S.

DSM Science & Technology Award Americas (2014)


Blake Robert Hopiavuori

Blake Hopiavuori

PhD, University of Oklahoma, U.S.

DSM Science & Technology Award Europe (2014)


Dr. Christopher Bates

Dr. Christopher Bates

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.

DSM Science & Technology Award Americas (2013)


Dr. Stijn Van de Vyver

Dr. Stijn Van de Vyver

Postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.

DSM Science & Technology Award Europe (2013)


Professor Geoff Coates

Professor Geoff Coates

Tisch University Professor at Cornell University

DSM Performance Materials Award (2012)


Dr. Chen Chang

Dr. Chen Chang

Senior Researcher, imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre), FWO post-doctoral fellow, KU Leuven

DSM Science & Technology Award (2012)


Dr. Yves Nys

Dr. Yves Nys

Director of Research, INRA Paris; President European Federation of the World Poultry Science Association

DSM Nutritional Sciences Award (2011)


Dr. Gert de Cremer

Dr. Gert de Cremer

Research Scientist in Thermoplastics, DSM

DSM Science & Technology Award (2010)