SISF-SCS Industrial Science Awards

KGF-SCS Scientific AwardsThe Swiss Chemical Society in collaboration with the SISF (Swiss Industrial Science Fund, former KGF) is proud of this new series of industrial science awards. The awards were given the first time in 2013.

Industrial Investigator Award

  • to honor successful investigators with outstanding achievements. 
  • Certificate and cash check of CHF 7000
  • The prize is given on an annual basis

Senior Industrial Investigator Award

  • to honor very successful and established investigators with outstanding achievements over many years.
  • Certificate and cash check of CHF 10’000
  • The prize is given on an annual basis

Distinguished Industrial Investigator Award

  • to honor senior scientists to honor their lifetime achievements in chemical research.
  • Certificate and cash check of CHF 15’000 
  • Rewarded on decision by the board


Nomination for the Awards 2019

  • The awards are given to individuals exclusively.
  • At the time of the award the persons honored have to work in Switzerland and have to be still active in R&D.
  • Nominations are invited from organizations and individuals. Self-nominations are not admitted.
  • Nominations must be submitted until September 30, 2018 to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A nomination must include:

  • A nomination letter (statement of the research areas in chemistry on which the nomination is based).
  • A brief curriculum vitae of the proposed nominee (max 3 pages).
  • A detailed description of the achievements including publications if available.
  • Not more than three seconding nomination letters.

The documents (language E/D/F) should be sent electronically to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than September 30, 2018.


Past prize winners 

2017:
KGF-SCS Senior Award: Dr. Emmanuel Pinard, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Dr. Thomas Netscher, DSM Nutritional Products
KGF-SCS Award: Dr. Richard Sedrani, Novartis Pharma AG

2016:
KGF-SCS Senior Award: Dr. Eric Francotte, Novartis Pharma AG; Prof. Peter Nesvadba, BASF Schweiz AG
KGF-SCS Award: Dr. Martin H. Bolli, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Dr. Andreas Herrmann, Firmenich SA

2015:
KGF-SCS Distinguished Award: Dr. Jürg Zimmermann, Novartis Pharma AG
KGF-SCS Senior Award: Dr. Michelangelo Scalone, F. Hoffmann La Roche
KGF-SCS Award: Dr. Dietmar Hüglin, BASF Schweiz AG

2014:
KGF-SCS Distinguished Award: Dr. Hans-Ulrich Blaser
KGF-SCS Senior Award: Dr. Werner Neidhart, F. Hoffmann La Roche AG
KGF-SCS Award: Dr. Andreas Natsch, Givaudan Schweiz AG; Dr. Wolfgang Jahnke, Novartis AG

2013:
KGF-SCS Distinguished Award: Prof. Klaus Müller, Roche
KGF-SCS Senior Award: Dr. Ian Lewis, Novartis; PD Dr. Werner Bonrath, DSM
KGF-SCS Award: Dr. Mark Rogers-Evans, Roche

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