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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."

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