Division of Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces (DPCI)
The Division of Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces (DPCI) has about 300 members from both academia and industry. The scope of activities and interests of the DPCI community are diverse and interdisciplinary and range from the synthesis and investigation of polymers and colloids, to the study of nanomaterials, soft and living matter as well as surfaces and interfaces.
The aims of the DPCI are
- to promote research and education in all aspects related to macromolecular science, colloids and soft matter.
- to foster and strengthen the community network.
- to inform members about the latest results and trends and provide a forum for discussion.
- to promote interaction between the different disciplines of macromolecular science, soft matter and colloids as well as between basic research and application and between academia and industry.
- to establish and maintain links with like-minded professional societies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad.
- Organize Polycoll, an annual conference with national and international experts
- Chair the Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces sessions at the SCS Fall Meetings.
- Collaborate with corresponding divisions of other countries to organize symposia and workshops on topics of current interest.
- Support and promote the activities of the SCS Materials Chemistry Network
- Publish the CHIMIA column ‘Polymers &Colloid Highlights’.
- Publish a CHIMIA issue on the topics Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces on a regular basis.
Prof. Esther Amstad, EPFL Lausanne
President, Soft Materials
Prof. Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL Lausanne
Polymer design at nanoscale, biologically-inspired polymers
Prof. Athina Anastasaki, ETH Zürich
Prof. Holger Frauenrath, EPFL Lausanne
Macromolecular and Organic Materials
Prof. Raffaele Mezzenga, ETH Zürich
Food and Soft Materials
Prof. Markus Niederberger, ETH Zürich
Dr. Laurent Sagalowicz, Nestlé, Lausanne
Prof. Christoph Weder, Adolph Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
Polymer Chemistry and Materials
Goal of the Award
Featuring rising stars in the field of Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces (PCI).
Requirements to apply for the Award
Having defended a PhD in the area of PCI within Switzerland between January of the previous year and end of May of the evaluation year (e.g. Jan 2022 - May 2023).
Candidates are nominated by the PhD adviser. The following documents have to be submitted:
- nomination letter from PhD advisor
- CV of the candidate
- the best first author paper of the thesis
- a seconding nomination letter by an external expert
- Scientific quality and impact of the published work in the field of PCI
- Originality of the published work
- Creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts employed in the published work
- Clarity of presentation
Members of the DPCI board.
Winner / Candidates not considered
The winner as well as all candidates that could not be considered are informed on a personal basis after the evaluation committee meeting (mail and/or letter from the DPCI president).
The winner gets a certificate and a prize money of CHF 1’000.
The winner must present an invited talk within the DPCI session of the SCS Fall Meeting.
28. Aug 2022 - 16:00, Lisbon Congress Centre
The ECC is a scientifically excellent European chemistry meeting that reflects the outstanding research being done in Europe as well as its role in the international scientific community.
08. Sep 2022 - 09:00, Universität Zürich, Campus Irchel, Departement für Chemie
The SCS Fall Meeting offers a unique opportunity for all members of the community to share the results of their research initiatives. With nine parallel sessions, two plenary sessions and a huge poster session the event stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists.
24. Aug 2023 - 13:00, Universität Bern, VonRoll Areal
The SCS Fall Meeting 2022, one of the largest annual research conferences held in Switzerland and offers a unique opportunity for all members of the community to share the results of their research initiatives and to connect with each other.