On the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting Dinner Dr. Alain De Mesmaeker, President of the SCS and member of the KGF board awarded the KGF-SCS Industrial Science Award winners 2016. More than 60 guests from academia and industry joined the ceremony and the dinner at the Zunfthaus zum Rüden in Zürich on September 14, 2016, and paid homage to the prize winners.

In the name of the SCS Award board and the SCS Board of Directors we like to congratulate again to the winners.

KGF-SCS Senior Industrial Science Award 2016
CHF 10'000. The award was given to

160914 KGF-Award FrancotteDr. Eric Francotte, Novartis Pharma AG,

for his outstanding contributions to chromatographic resolution of racemic compounds on optically active polymers as chiral stationary phases and his pioneering work in implementing new preparative chromatographic techniques.


160914 KGF-Award NesvabdaProf. Peter Nesvadba, BASF Schweiz AG,

for his groundbreaking contributions to the discovery and development of novel stabilizers for monomers and polymers, novel dyes, first industrial realization of controlled radical polymerization, to the development of safe alternatives to organic peroxides and for his engagement as bridge builder between academia and industry.


KGF-SCS Industrial Science Award 2016
CHF 7'000. The award was given to

160914 KGF-Award BolliDr. Martin H. Bolli, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd,

for his excellent contributions in medicinal chemistry culminating in the discovery and development of Macitentan, a drug for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.


160914 KGF-Award HerrmannDr. Andreas Herrmann, Firmenich SA,

for his essential contributions to make profragrance chemistry an interdisciplinary research area and to establish it as a key technology for fragrance delivery