The Polymer International IUPAC Award, running in conjunction with the 46th IUPAC World Polymer Congress - MACRO 2016, celebrates innovation in polymer technology and applied polymer science by young researchers in the polymer community, and the recipient will present a lecture on their scientific achievement. The winner receives a $5000 prize plus travel and accommodation expenses to attend MACRO 2016.
Polymer International published by SCI, in conjunction with Wiley, covers new developments in all branches of macromolecular science and technology. The journal also covers original research on biopolymers, polymer chemistry, polymer physics and industrial polymer science.
2016 Award Winner, Prof. Richard Hoogenboom
Prof. Richard Hoogenboom was born in 1978 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute, partially combined with a position as senior product developer at Dolphys Medical BV. After postdoctoral training at the RWTH Aachen with Prof. Martin Moeller and at the Radboud University Nijmegen with Prof. Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and in October 2014 he was promoted to full professor. His research focuses on adaptive and responsive materials based on stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s. Prof. Hoogenboom has published more than 275 refereed scientific articles that received 10,000+ citations (h-index 51) and is currently associate editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry.