My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

AkzoNobel presents inaugural North America Science Award

10-Jun-2013

AkzoNobel's prestigious Science Award program officially honoured its first North American recipient when Carnegie Mellon University Professor Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski, Ph.D. was recognized for his cutting-edge polymer chemistry research.

Established in collaboration with the American Chemistry Society, the award was presented at the end of the company's first ever North America Innovation Conference, held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

Cited in scientific literature more than 50,000 times, Professor Matyjaszewski's many achievements include the discovery of the atom radical transfer polymerization (ARTP) process. He received a $75,000 cash award and a certificate of recognition during the presentation ceremony.

"We have been honouring outstanding scientific contributions for more than 40 years and are privileged to recognize the work of Professor Matyjaszewski," said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. "As a company, we are deeply committed to creating a more sustainable future through scientific research and we will continue to support visionary scientists as they strive to advance our understanding in all fields of chemistry and materials science."

Facts, background information, dossiers
More about AkzoNobel
  • News

    AkzoNobel breaks ground on new Specialty Chemicals plant in China

    AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals: "Ou ... more

    AkzoNobel Performance Coatings adds capacity in Indonesia

    AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The investment will add capacity to help meet growing demand for the company's International brand products, which are supplied by the Protective Coatings and Marine Coating ... more

    AkzoNobel and partners looking to turn sugar beet into raw materials

    AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock.The parties have ... more

  • Companies

    Akzo Nobel nv

    Akzo Nobel is one of the world’s leading industrial companies. We are the biggest global coatings manufacturer and the number one in decorative paints and performance coatings, as well as being a major worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals. We employ around 68,000 people in more than 8 ... more

    Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals B.V.

    Base Chemicals produces Energy, Salt, Chlor-Alkali products and Derivatives (such as MCA, ferric chloride and Water Treatment Chemicals). Our products play a vital role in a variety of industries and can be found in many day-to-day articles. They are used in the chemical, detergent, pulp an ... more

    Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB

    Akzo Nobel Surfactants is a leading supplier of surfactants. Our business unit is headquartered in Chicago, USA. The majority of the compounds we offer are surface-active agents, used in hundreds of commercial applications. Our products range from formulations for industrial and household c ... more

More about Carnegie Mellon University
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE