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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.

Scientists from all parts of the world who have made major contributions to fundamental or applied research in this field could be nominated for the award. A prime requirement was that the candidate’s research must have significantly advanced the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in the field specified. An international judging committee will review the nominations and select the winner.

Candidates for the award could be put forward by nomination only and could not nominate themselves. Nominations for the Materials Sciences Award 2018 have now closed.


The recipient will be present at the award presentation event on Monday 26 March 2018, at the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, to receive the award personally and to deliver an award lecture on his/her research work.

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.