Polymer International – IUPAC Award 2012 Nominations Closing

by | Oct 14, 2011

Nominations for the third Polymer International - IUPAC Award, celebrating the achievements of young researchers in the polymer community, will close on October the 31st.

The Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division are pleased to announce the third award for creativity in applied polymer science or polymer technology. This award celebrates the achievements of young researchers in the polymer community.

The 2012 Award will be presented at the IUPAC World Polymer Congress – MACRO 2012, 24-29 June, 2012, Blacksburg, VA, USA. The winner will be awarded US$5,000 plus travel and hotel accommodation expenses to attend MACRO 2012 where he/she will present a keynote lecture.

The winner will be selected by the Scientific Committee representing Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division after 30th November 2011.

Please send your nominations by email to Polymer International: [email protected] before 31 October 2011.

Nominees must be aged under 40 years on 31st December 2012 and must be available to present a keynote lecture at MACRO 2012.

Please include a current resume including the following information in your nomination:

1. Your name and address

2. Full name and date of birth of nominees

3. Business address of nominee

4. Nominee’s academic background and education

5. Nominee’s employment history (position, organization, duties, dates)

6. Nominee’s publications, patents, unpublished reports, papers presented at meetings

7. Nominee’s honors and awards

8. Scientific achievements for which the candidate is nominated for this award

9. Self nominations will not be accepted


Previous Winners of the PI-IUPAC Award


Professor Molly Stevens, who has developed novel approaches to tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of large quantities of human mature bones as well as other vital organs, formerly held a postdoctoral position in the
field of tissue engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA with Professor Robert Langer.

Professor Stevens has a large and extremely multidisciplinary group at Imperial College London, which conducts research into the directred differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration and biosensing.

Her work has recognized a number of awards including the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials (2009), the TR100 (Top Young Innovators in 2004) by Technology Review and the Ronald Belcher Memorial Lecture Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000). She is the recipient of numerous grants including a European Research Council (ERC) individual investigator grant for pioneering biomaterials research as applied to biosensing and regenerative medicine.


Professor Zhenan Bao, a world leader in the field of organic and polymer electronics, was formerly a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs Lucent Technologies at Murray Hill. She pioneered the materials design concepts for high charge transport properties in polymer semiconductors and air-stable organic semiconductors that can be processed using solution techniques.

This work led to the first demonstration of all-printed organic transistors, and the first to demonstrate all-printed plastic circuitry thereby opening a new era in electronics. Under her leadership, her group has developed new dielectric material systems and the development of a new type of water-stable sensors. Her interdisciplinary approach to technologically important issues applied in industry has now been transferred to her career in academia, at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, USA.

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