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DSM Science & Technology Award

Royal DSM and the AIChE Division of Process Development, with support from the Particle Technology Forum and Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Divison invite nominations for the DSM Science and Technology Award 2016.

2016 Call for Nominations

The theme for the 2016 award is Emerging Technologies for Novel Polymeric Performance Materials. Nominations must relate to PhD research showing a chemical engineering approach to developing novel polymerization processes or novel polymeric materials. Research that shows quantitative treatment of data and potential applicability on production scale is encouraged.

Selection and Judging

From the total number of nominations received, four candidates will be selected for the final judging round that will take place during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in San Francisco scheduled from Sunday, November 13, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016.

These four candidates will be invited to present their research in a short lecture during a special DSM – AIChE PDD (Process Development Division) Session to be held at this AIChE Meeting. A judging committee comprising members from both DSM and AIChE will select the winner.

Nomination Packet (Documents) 


Each of the four finalists will receive 1,000 USD to cover any travel and conference registration costs.

The chosen winner will also receive a cash prize of 5,000 USD.

DeadlineApril 18, 2016
AdministratorsProcess Development Division (PDD)
PresentationThe award will be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in San Francisco during the PDD Reception.
Nomination Instructions

Candidates must be nominated by their PhD supervisors (as a general rule: one nomination per supervisor). Nominations need to be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • An abstract (max 500 words) of the candidate’s lecture topic.
  • A list of all accepted publications including DOI
  • Copies of key publications (max. 3) in full length
  • The candidate’s complete curriculum vitae, including (expected) date of PhD defense
  • A personal letter of recommendation from the PhD supervisor

Nominations, together with supporting documents, must be submitted as a single PDF file and mailed to Kelsey Kettelhut (kelsk@aiche.org), who can also be contacted for more information on the award.

Additional information about DSM and this award can be found on the DSM website.

SponsorsProcess Development Division (PDD), Particle Technology Forum (PTF), Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE)

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