Prof. Dr. Cor E. Koning wins DPI Invention Award

13 July 2011

During the European Polymer Congress 2011 in Granada, Spain, on 29 June last, the Dutch Polymer Institute DPI presented the DPI Invention Award to Prof. Dr. Cor E. Koning. Cor Koning currently works at the Eindhoven University of Technology and received this award for his important contribution to the innovative capabilities of DPI.

Cor Koning is one of the major inventors at DPI and thereby contributes substantially to the technological areas of Performance Polymers, Coatings and Bio-Inspired Polymers. The patents contribute among others to the creation of new projects and new business activities. Dr. Jacques Joosten, Managing Director DPI: "Cor Koning plays a crucial part within the DPI community. His working methods match the DPI strategy, which strives for excellent scientific research in combination with industrial relevance. That is why he wholly deserves this award."

The DPI Invention Award is presented on a biennial basis to a researcher from the DPI network in order to stress the importance of inventions. The most important criteria are the number of inventions in combination with the scientific level and industrial relevance. Earlier winners of the award were: D.J. Broer, C.W.M. Bastiaansen and U.S. Schubert. The DPI Invention Award 2013 will be presented during the European Polymer Congress in Pisa, Italy.

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