On the occasion of the SCS Spring Meeting at University of Zurich on April 22, 2016, the Swiss Chemical Society awarded the Werner Prize 2016 to Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, ETH Zurich and EMPA Dübendorf, for his innovative studies in the chemistry, physics and applications of inorganic nanostructures.
The Werner Prize honors a Swiss scientist or scientist working in Switzerland under the age of 40 for outstanding independent chemical research and consists of a medal in bronze and a cash check of CHF 10'000.
Maksym Kovalenko studied chemistry at Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. He received his Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotechnology from the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, in 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he performed postdoctoral research on colloidal nanostructures with Dmitri Talapin at the University of Chicago, IL, USA. Since 2011, Kovalenko has been Assistant Professor of Inorganic Functional Materials at ETH Zurich and affiliates with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
Photos: David Spichiger, SCS
David Spichiger, SCS