DSM Bright Science Award 2020 in materials sciences – Call for Nominations

At DSM it’s about looking at the world we live in, studying the challenges we face and delivering solutions that support the strategic agenda of the world – as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It’s this belief that underpins the DSM Bright Science Awards.

Bestowed in partnership with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), DSM invites nominations for the DSM Bright Science Award 2020 in materials sciences which is accompanied by a cash prize of €25,000. This prestigious award has been established to recognize and reward experienced scientists, in the midst of their career, who have already made an indelible, positive impact on our global society and on the advancement of science in their respective field of research – and who we would like to stimulate to continue doing so by recognizing and rewarding their talent and achievements.

Scientists from all parts of the world who have made major contributions to fundamental or applied research in the field of materials sciences can be nominated for the award. A prime requirement is that the candidate’s research must have significantly advanced the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in this field. Candidates for the award can be put forward by nomination only. Candidates cannot nominate themselves.
Nominations must be made using this nomination form. The form, together with all supporting documents (indicated therein) should be sent by email to [bright dot science at dsm dot com] before the closing date on 1 February 2020.

Judging & selection
An international judging committee will review the nominations and select the winner. The judging committee comprises members from DSM, DSM’s Scientific Advisory Board, IUPAC, and a previous prize winner. It is a requirement of the award that the recipient will be present at the award ceremony, scheduled during the IUPAC-MACRO conference (5-9 July 2020, JeJu Island, South Korea) to receive the award personally and to deliver a lecture on their research work.

We look forward to receiving a great number of nominations.

{original announcement https://www.dsm.com/corporate/science-innovation/bright-science-awards/lifetime-achievement.html}


Previous DSM Materials Science Awards were presented to:
2008, Craig Hawker (see Chem Int, vol. 30, no. 5, 2008, pp. 17-18. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci.2008.30.5.17c)
2010, Bert Meijer
2012, Geoff Coates (see Chem Int, vol. 38, no. 6, 2016, pp. 20-21. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2016-0614)
2014 Jian Ping Gong (see Chem Int, vol. 36, no. 6, 2014, pp. 17-18. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2014-0612)
2016 Steve Armes (see https://iupac.org/dsm-materials-sciences-award-2016/)
2018 Doros Theodorou


Call for nominations published in Chem Int Jan 2020, p. 28

Update 18 March 2020: DSM honors Professor Marc Hillmyer with the 2020 Bright Science Award in materials sciences.


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