DPI Golden Thesis Award 2016
Call for Proposals: Polyolefins
Please note our Call for Proposals for the DPI 2.0 Polyolefins (PO) programme for projects to start in 2017.
Yi Jiang designated ‘cum laude' for PhD thesis & wins poster award at DPD 2016
On 4 March DPI researcher Yi Jiang defended his thesis entitled ‘Enzymatic polymerization of biobased polyesters and polyamides' at the University Groningen under supervision of Professor Katja Loos. He received the designation ‘cum laude' for his outstanding scientific work and defense of his thesis.
Lifetime Achievement Award emeritus professor Noordermeer
Professor Jacques Noordermeer, emeritus professor of the University of Twente was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tire Technology Expo and Conference 14-17th of February in Hannover, Germany in recognition of a career of outstanding service to the tire industry.
Call for Proposals "Chemistry of Advanced Materials"
NWO is pleased to announce that a Call for Proposals "Chemistry of Advanced Materials" for a science industry cooperation programme with the Science & Technology Commission of the Chinese province Guangdong (GDST) was published on the NWO website on 1 February, and that the programme is now open for submissions. The deadline is 28 June. The Chinese version can be found on the website of GDST.
Six grants awarded to New Polymer Materials research projects
In December 2015, NWO has awarded six New Polymer Materials (NEWPOL) grants. These public-private partnerships will be conducted in collaboration with DPI. The various research projects aim at the development of new polymeric materials that meet the societal and industrial needs for sustainability and multi-functionality.
DPI launches new polymer research programme
DPI (Dutch Polymer Institute) is to continue its activities in a new format. The Supervisory Board of DPI, comprising representatives of DPI's industrial partners SABIC, Shell and Teijin Aramid and academic partners Delft University of Technology and Groningen University and chaired by Dr. Herman van Wechem, unanimously supports the continuation of DPI. This means that the institute can continue to fulfil its key role as an international platform for industry-driven polymer research and go on stimulating innovation and talent development.