DPI will grant Pieter Jan Lemstra Invention Award

15 June 2009

The Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) will grant the second Pieter Jan Lemstra Invention Award at the European Polymer Congress '09 in Graz, Austria. The award will be granted to a researcher who has significantly contributed to the development of polymer technology in Europe and who has enabled scientific knowledge to be quickly converted into industrial applications.

On the evening of July 14, on EPF 2009, the winner of the Pieter Jan Lemstra Invention Award will be announced and he or she will give a lecture on his or her polymer research. The Dutch Polymer Institute inaugurated the prize to honour its founder and very first director, Professor Piet Lemstra. Due in part to his network, collaborative public-private relationships have been developed, which are still a driving force within the Dutch Polymer Institute. In addition, Piet Lemstra was at the birth of many initiatives in the polymer sector, such as Kunststoffenhuis, Polymer Technology Group Eindhoven, the Rolduc Polymer conference, the Polymer Technology Netherlands research school, the European Polymer Federation, the community and the E-polymers website.

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