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Polymer Chemistry 2019 Lectureship now open for nominations!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the polymer chemistry field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve!

Polymer Chemistry is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2019 Lectureship. This annual award was established in 2015 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field.

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at an international meeting in 2019, where they will also be presented with the award. The Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office will provide financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Professor Cyrille Boyer

Left to right: Professor Cyrille Boyer with Dr Athina Anastasaki, Professor Emily Pentzer (Polymer Chemistry Associate Editor) and Dr Markus Muellner

Previous winners

2018 – Cyrille Boyer, University of New South Wales, Australia

2017 – Julien Nicolas, Université Paris Sud, France

2016 – Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

2015 – Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium

Eligibility

To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Be an independent researcher, having completed PhD and postdoctoral studies
  • Be actively pursuing research within the polymer chemistry field, and have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (this should be within 15 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break, for example for childcare leave, or followed an alternative study path)

Selection

  • Eligible nominated candidates will be notified of their nomination, and will be asked to provide 3 recent articles that they feel represent their current research.
  • All eligible nominated candidates will be assessed by a shortlisting panel, made up of members of the Polymer Chemistry Advisory Board and a previous lectureship winner.
  • The shortlisting panel will consider the articles provided by the candidates as well as their CVs and letters of nomination.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be further assessed by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board, and a winner will be selected based on an anonymous poll.
  • Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration will be given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and candidate CV, including research achievements and originality, contributions to the polymer chemistry community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, publication history, and engagement with Polymer Chemistry.

Nominations

  • Nominations must be made via email to polymers-rsc@rsc.org, and should include a short CV and a brief letter of nomination
  • Self-nomination is not permitted
  • Nominators do not need to be senior researchers, and we encourage nominations from people at all career levels
  • As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to consider nominating candidates of all genders, races, and backgrounds.
  • Candidates outside of the stated eligibility criteria may still be considered
  • Nomination letters should be up to 1 page in length. They should particularly highlight contributions that the nominee has made to the field as an independent researcher, and any career breaks or alternative career paths that should be taken into consideration by the judging panel. Nomination of one candidate by multiple people in the same letter is accepted.

 

Nominations should be submitted no later than 15th December 2018.

 

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2018 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship awarded to Cyrille Boyer

It is with great pleasure that we announce Prof Cyrille Boyer (University of New South Wales) as the recipient of the 2018 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship.

This award, now in its fourth year, honours an early-career researcher who has made significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field. The recipient is selected by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Cyrille…
Professor Cyrille Boyer
Cyrille received his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Montpellier II (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier) and he is currently Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), co-Director of Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD).

He has received a number of awards such as the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the year 2015, the 2016 LeFevre Memorial Prize, 2016 ACS Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Award, the 2016 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award and the 2018 Polymer International – IUPAC Award.

Cyrille has published over 200 articles and his research interests mainly cover the use of photoredox catalysts to perform controlled/living radical polymerization and polymer post-modification, the synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery (antimicrobial polymers) and hybrid organic–inorganic nanoparticles for imaging and energy storage. In the last few years, his team has pioneered photoinduced electron/energy transfer reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (PET-RAFT) for the synthesis of functional polymers.

To learn more about Cyrille’s research have a look at some of his publications in Polymer Chemistry

The effects of polymer topology and chain length on the antimicrobial activity and hemocompatibility of amphiphilic ternary copolymers
Rashin Namivandi-Zangeneh, Rebecca J Kwan, Thuy-Khanh Nguyen, Jonathan Yeow, Frances L Byrne, Stefan H Oehlers, Edgar HH Wong, Cyrille Boyer
Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01069A

Temperature programed photo-induced RAFT polymerization of stereo-block copolymers of poly(vinyl acetate)
Na Li,  Dongdong Ding,  Xiangqiang Pan,  Zhengbiao Zhang,  Jian Zhu,  Cyrille Boyer  and  Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 6024-6027
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01531C

Oxygen tolerant photopolymerization for ultralow volumes
Jonathan Yeow,  Robert Chapman,  Jiangtao Xua  and  Cyrille Boyer
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 5012-5022
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00007C

RAFT-mediated, visible light-initiated single unit monomer insertion and its application in the synthesis of sequence-defined polymers
Changkui Fu,   Zixuan Huang,   Craig J. Hawker,   Graeme Moad,   Jiangtao Xu  and   Cyrille Boyer
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 4637-4643
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00713B

Application of oxygen tolerant PET-RAFT to polymerization-induced self-assembly
Gervase Ng,   Jonathan Yeow,   Jiangtao Xu   and Cyrille Boyer
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 2841-2851
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00442G

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the 2018 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship. The Editorial Board had a very difficult task in choosing a winner from the many excellent and worthy candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Cyrille on winning this award!

 

 

 

 

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2018 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship is now open for nominations!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the polymer chemistry field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Polymer Chemistry is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2018 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2015 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field.

Previous winners

2017 – Julien Nicolas, Université Paris Sud, France

2016 – Feihe HuangZhejiang University, China

2015 – Richard HoogenboomGhent University, Belgium

Qualification

To be eligible for the Polymer Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 15 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at the Macro18 World Polymer Congress in Cairns, Australia, where they will also be presented with the award. The Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office will provide financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. and a letter supporting the nomination, to the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office by 15thJanuary 2018. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Award Julien Nicolas at APME 2017

Dr Julien Nicolas (Université Paris Sud, France) was presented the 2017 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award at APME 17 – Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering in Ghent. The prize was awarded by Polymer Chemistry Associate Editor Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik from Queensland University of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

 
APME 2017 (Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering) took place in Ghent, Belgium on May 21-25, 2017.  The focus of the APME2017 meeting was on macromolecular engineering for the design of advanced polymeric structures, in connection to their characterisation and recent applications.

 

Dr. Julien Nicolas (left) holding the Polymer Chemistry prize awarded by Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (right)

 

 

Congratulations to Julien on his award!

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2017 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship awarded to Julien Nicolas

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr Julien Nicolas (Université Paris Sud, France) as the recipient of the 2017 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship.

This award, now in its third year, honours an early-career researcher who has made significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field. The recipient is selected by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Julien…

Dr Julien Nicolas

Julien Nicolas obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers in 2005 from the Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, at the Université Pierre and Marie Curie, in Paris, France, under the supervision of Prof. Bernadette Charleux. He then joined Prof. David Haddleton’s group at the University of Warwick as a postdoctoral fellow in 2006. In 2007, he became a CNRS researcher at Institut Galien, Paris Sud, and became a Director of Research in the same institute in 2016. He has published more than 80 refereed scientific articles (h-index 36), filled 5 patents and is currently Associate Editor for Chemistry of Materials (ACS).

Julien’s current research interests are multidisciplinary and span from organic chemistry and polymer synthesis to nanoparticulate systems and biomedical applications. The current interests of his group are focused on multifunctional biodegradable nanoparticles, well-defined molecular/polymer prodrug nanoparticles and controlled polymerization techniques from both fundamental and applied standpoints, with an emphasis on their application for the synthesis of biodegradable vinyl polymers and innovative biomaterials. Awards and honours he has received to date include the French Polymer Society (GFP) / French Chemical Society (SCF) award in 2016, and the 2017 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award.

 

 

To learn more about Julien’s research, have a look at some of his publications in Polymer Chemistry:

Structure–cytotoxicity relationship of drug-initiated polymer prodrug nanoparticles
Yinyin Bao and Julien Nicolas
Polym. Chem., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00536A

Efficient synthesis of 2-methylene-4-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane, a cyclic ketene acetal for controlling the NMP of methyl methacrylate and conferring tunable degradability
Johanna Tran,Elise Guégain, Nada Ibrahim, Simon Harrisson and Julien Nicolas
Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 4427-4435

On the structure–control relationship of amide-functionalized SG1-based alkoxyamines for nitroxide-mediated polymerization and conjugation
Elise Guégain, Vianney Delplace, Thomas Trimaille, Didier Gigmes, Didier Siri, Sylvain R. A. Marque, Yohann Guillaneuf and Julien Nicolas
Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 5693-5704

Recent trends in the design of anticancer polymer prodrug nanocarriers
Vianney Delplace, Patrick Couvreur and Julien Nicolas
Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 1529-1544

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Julien on his award!

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2017 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship is now open!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the polymer chemistry field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Polymer Chemistry is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2017 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2015 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field.

Previous winners

2016 – Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

2015 – Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium

Qualification

To be eligible for the Polymer Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 15 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture three times, one of which will be located in the home country of the recipient. The Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will be presented with the award at one of the three award lectures. They will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. (no longer than 2 pages A4) together with a letter (no longer than 2 pages A4) supporting the nomination, to the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office by 27thJanuary 2017. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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Lectureship winner featured on our back cover

We are immensely proud to share our back cover for Issue 40.

This beautiful image highlights research results by Professor Feihe Huang at University, Hangzhou, China. Professor Huang is the recipient of the 2016 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award.

Pillar[5]arene-based amphiphilic supramolecular brush copolymers: fabrication,
controllable self-assembly and application in self-imaging targeted drug delivery

Guocan Yu, Feihe Huang, and co-workers fabricated the first pillar[5]arene-based amphiphilic supramolecular brush copolymer, which was utilized as a self-imaging drug delivery vehicle by taking advantage of the aggregation-induced emission effect.

In vitro and in vivo investigations demonstrated this supramolecular theranostic nanomaterial exhibited excellent antitumor efficacy with negligible systemic toxicity.

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2016 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship awarded to Feihe Huang

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Feihe Huang (Zhejiang University) as the recipient of the 2016 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award.

This award, now in its second year, honours an early-stage career researcher who has made significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field. The recipient is selected by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Feihe…

Feihe Huang

Feihe Huang was born in Shaodong, Hunan, China in February 1973. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry during the spring of 2005 with the aid and guidance of Prof. Harry W. Gibson. He joined Prof. Peter J. Stang’s group in University of Utah as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2005. In December 2005, he became a professor of chemistry in Department of Chemistry at Zhejiang University. In March 2008, he became a Qiushi Chair Professor of Zhejiang University.

His current research interests are supramolecular polymers, amphiphiles, and pillararene supramolecular chemistry. Awards and honors he has received to date include the William Preston Award for a MS Thesis from VT, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, The Sigma Xi Research Award for Ph.D. Degree Candidates from the VT Chapter of Sigma Xi Research Society, Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from VT, the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award, the Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus Award from VT, Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Humboldt Foundation, The National Science Fund (China) for Distinguished Young Scholars winner, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Asian Chemical Congress Asian Rising Star, the Chinese Chemical Society AkzoNobel Chemical Sciences Award, the Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry, and the 2016 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award.

He has published more than 180 supramolecular chemistry papers in Nature Chem. (1), PNAS (2), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (23), Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (5), Adv. Mater. (6), Nature Commun. (1), Chem. Soc. Rev. (5), Acc. Chem. Res. (4), Prog. Polym. Sci. (1), etc. His publications have been cited more than 11255 times. His h-index is 59. He has served as a guest editor for Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., Chem. Rev. and Chem. Commun.

He sits on the Advisory Boards of Chem. Soc. Rev., Chem. Commun., Acta Chim. Sinica, Macromolecules, ACS Macro Lett., and Polym. Chem. and Editorial Boards of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2016-) and Acta Polymerica Sinica (2016-). The homepage of his research group is http://www.chem.zju.edu.cn/~huangfeihe/index.php

To learn more about Feihe’s research, please see the following for his recent work in Polymer Chemistry:

Facile construction of fluorescent polymeric aggregates with various morphologies by self-assembly of supramolecular amphiphilic graft copolymers
Xiaofan Ji, Yang Li, Hu Wang, Run Zhao, Guping Tang and Feihe Huang
Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 5021-5025

A double supramolecular crosslinked polymer gel exhibiting macroscale expansion and contraction behavior and multistimuli responsiveness
Xiaofan Ji, Kecheng Jie, Steven C. Zimmerman and Feihe Huang
Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 1912-1917

Construction of muscle-like metallo-supramolecular polymers from a pillar[5]arene-based [c2]daisy chain
Lingyan Gao, Zibin Zhang, Bo Zheng and Feihe Huang
Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5734-5739

Keep your eyes peeled for Feihe’s upcoming Polymer Chemistry article in honour of the Lectureship award.

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Feihe by adding your comments below!

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2016 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship is now open!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the polymer chemistry field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Polymer Chemistry is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2016 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2015 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field.

Previous winners

2015 – Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium

Qualification

To be eligible for the Polymer Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 15 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture three times, one of which will be located in the home country of the recipient. The Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will be presented with the award at one of the three award lectures. They will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. (no longer than 2 pages A4) together with a letter (no longer than 2 pages A4) supporting the nomination, to the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Office by 29th January 2016. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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2015 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship awarded to Richard Hoogenboom

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Richard Hoogenboom (Ghent University) as the recipient of the inaugural 2015 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award.

This award, which will be an annual event for the journal, honours an early-stage career researcher who has made significant contribution to the polymer chemistry field. The recipient is selected by the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Richard…

Richard Hoogenbloom 2015 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship winner

Professor Richard Hoogenboom was born in 1978 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute, partially combined with a position as senior product developer at Dolphys Medical BV. After postdoctoral training at the RWTH Aachen with Professor Martin Moeller and at the Radboud University Nijmegen with Professor Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and in October 2014 he was promoted to full professor. His research focuses on adaptive and responsive materials based on stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s. Professor Hoogenboom has published more than 260 refereed scientific articles (h-index 47) and is currently Associate Editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry.

To learn more about Richard’s research why not read his recent articles:

Dye immobilization in halochromic nanofibers through blend electrospinning of a dye-containing copolymer and polyamide-6
Iline Steyaert, Gertjan Vancoillie, Richard Hoogenboom and Karen De Clerck
Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 2685-2694

Thermoresponsive polymeric temperature sensors with broad sensing regimes
Qilu Zhang, Gertjan Vancoillie, Maarten A. Mees and Richard Hoogenboom
Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 2396-2400

Accelerated living cationic ring-opening polymerization of a methyl ester functionalized 2-oxazoline monomer
Petra J. M. Bouten, Dietmar Hertsen, Maarten Vergaelen, Bryn D. Monnery, Marcel A. Boerman, Hannelore Goossens, Saron Catak, Jan C. M. van Hest, Veronique Van Speybroeck and Richard Hoogenboom
Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 514-518

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Richard by adding your comments below.

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