The Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division are pleased to announce Professor Hoogenboom as the winner of the Fifth Polymer International – IUPAC award.
Richard Hoogenboom was born in 1978 in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e; Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his PhD and continued working as project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute. The final two years of this appointment were combined with a part-time position as senior product developer at Dophys Medical BV. After postdoctoral training with Martin Möller at the RWTH Aachen (Humboldt fellowship; 2008-2009) and Roeland J. M. Nolte at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NWO veni-grant; 2009-2010), he was appointed as Associate Professor at Ghent University in mid-2010, where he currently heads a research group on Supramolecular Chemistry. His research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s.
Professor Hoogenboom will receive this award and give a lecture at the World Polymer Congress (http://macro2016.org/), which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 17th to 21st July 2016. The award includes US$ 5000 of expenses and travel to the World Polymer Congress.
The winner was selected by members of the scientific committee representing Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division:
- Professor Kurt Geckeler (Editor-in-Chief of Polymer International)
- Professor Greg Russell (IUPAC, Australasia)
- Professor Jiasong He (Polymer International/IUPAC, Far East)
- Dick Dijkstra (Polymer International/IUPAC, Western Europe)
- Professor Michael Buback (President of IUPAC Polymer Division, Western Europe)
- Professor Pavel Kratochvil (Polymer International/IUPAC, Eastern Europe)
- Professor Chris Ober (IUPAC, The Americas)
The selection committee, the Editor-in-Chief Professor Kurt Geckeler and the Editorial Board of Polymer International extend their congratulations to Professor Hoogenboom.