Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > First prize in DSM Science & Technology Awards (South) 2008 goes to German researcher Andreas Walther

Abstract:
German researcher Andreas Walther has won the first prize in the DSM Science & Technology Awards (South) 2008. An international judging committee, chaired by Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer, R&D Director at DSM Nutritional Products, selected Andreas Walther, who will obtain his doctorate from the University of Bayreuth (Germany), for his PhD research in the field of polymeric materials.

First prize in DSM Science & Technology Awards (South) 2008 goes to German researcher Andreas Walther

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS | Posted on June 18th, 2008

Andreas Walther has succeeded in developing new classes of polymeric materials with unusual properties based on so-called Janus particles. These particles, named after the two-faced Roman god, are characterized by surfaces with distinctive properties, which enable specific and different interactions with other materials. They form an ideal toolbox for nanotechnology applications and materials science, paving the way for the construction of novel types of advanced biochemical sensors, drug-delivery vehicles, multi-component storage and release devices, or highly surface-active particles. Looking to the future, a multitude of current problems in biomedicine, materials science and other disciplines can efficiently be tackled by the materials enabled by Andreas Walther's research.

Andreas Walther was presented with an award trophy and a certificate by Mr Stephan Tanda, member of DSM's Managing Board on Tuesday, June 17. As the winner of the first prize he will also receive a cash prize of EUR 7,500.

The winner of the second prize, Irene Maier of the University of Vienna (Austria), will receive a cash prize of EUR 5,000 for her PhD research on the development of analytic methods for allergens in food matrices. The winner of the third prize, Christoph Dumelin of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland), will receive a cash prize of EUR 2,500 for his PhD research on the development of protein binders from DNA coded libraries. The other nine finalists will each receive a cash prize of EUR 1,250.

The DSM Science & Technology Awards form part of the DSM Innovation Awards Program sponsored by the DSM Innovation Center. They are granted for outstanding PhD research by doctoral students from Switzerland, which is the home base of DSM Nutritional Products, and the neighboring regions of Austria, Northeastern France and Southern Germany.

The awards presentation event was held at Park Hotel Vitznau in Vitznau (Switzerland). Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tanda said: 'The excellent quality of the PhD research carried out by the contestants clearly demonstrates the power and the potential of the younger generation. These young scientists will pave the way for innovations that will contribute to a healthier and more sustainable world.'



Report of the judging committee

In its report about the winner of the first prize, the judging committee said it was impressed by the outstanding quality and high impact of the research carried out by Andreas Walther: 'He has not only synthesized the basic building blocks but also assembled these into various 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional structures, which he then characterized physically and functionally. In this way he has made a major breakthrough in a highly competitive field, based on an innovative new concept.' According to the judging committee, the outcome of the research may prove useful in a variety of applications, e.g. in the medical area or in the development of new photovoltaic devices.

The judging committee commended the high quality of the work of all the other finalists.

The winners of the first, second and third prizes

Andreas Walther conducted his research at the Institute for Molecular Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth (Germany), under the supervision of Professor Axel Müller.

Irene Maier conducted her research at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Vienna (Austria), under the supervision of Professor Fritz Pittner.

Christoph Dumelin conducted his research at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerand), under the supervision of Professor Dario Neri.

Other winners

The other nine prize-winners are:



Jonathon Beves Department of Chemistry, University Basel
(Switzerland)


Andrey Buryak Institute of Sciences and Chemical Engineering ,
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(Switzerland)


Dany Gaillard Laboratory of Nutrition Physiology, INSERM U866
'Lipides, Nutrition, Cancer', Ecole Nationale de
Biologie Appliquée à la Nutrition et à
l'Alimentation (ENSBANA), Dijon (France)


Victoria Gessner Institute for Anorganic Chemistry, University of
Würzburg (Germany)


Martin Kietzmann Institute for Microbiology, Graz University of
Technology (Austria)

Mathias Schelwies Institute for Organic Chemistry,
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (Germany)


Konrad Tiefenbacher Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of
Vienna (Austria)


Christophe Travelet Laboratory of Polymer Engineering for High
Technologies, University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg
(France)


Allison Walter Faculty of Pharmacy, University Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg (France)


Two parallel awards schemes

DSM launched the Science & Technology Awards twenty-three years ago. Until 2006, the awards were open to doctoral students from the Netherlands, Belgium and the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (DSM Science & Technology Awards - North). In view of the high reputation and popularity the awards had gained in academic circles, in 2007 DSM introduced a parallel contest for PhD researchers from universities in Switzerland, Austria, Northeastern France and Southern Germany (DSM Science & Technology Awards - South).

Encouraging pioneering research

DSM performs a great deal of its R&D work in close collaboration with universities. Through its Science & Technology Awards DSM wants to encourage young research scientists to undertake creative, pioneering research. This is important because this kind of research often provides the basis for the development of new, knowledge-intensive industrial processes and innovative products.

####

About DSM
Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
DSM Innovation Center (NL)
Vikas Sonak
R&D Communications Manager
Tel. +31 (0)46 4763771

www.innovationawards.dsm.com

DSM Nutritional Products (CH)
Christine Stamm
Communications Manager
Tel: +41 (0)61 6887714

www.dsmnutritionalproducts.com

Copyright © Marketwire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th September 18th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

Sensors

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th September 18th, 2014

Nanoscience makes your wine better September 17th, 2014

Materials/Metamaterials

Iranian Scientists Separate Zinc Ion at Low Concentrations September 20th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Big Results Require Big Ambitions: Three young UCSB faculty receive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation September 18th, 2014

Wear-resistant ceramic powder maximises component lifespan in high-stress applications: Innovnano’s nanostructured 3YSZ offers improved tribological performance for manufacturing components September 18th, 2014

Announcements

Iranian Scientists Separate Zinc Ion at Low Concentrations September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Big Results Require Big Ambitions: Three young UCSB faculty receive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation September 18th, 2014

Effective Nanotechnology Innovations to Receive Mustafa Prize September 16th, 2014

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes September 16th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE