Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has awarded Professor Marc Hillmyer the 2020 Bright Science Award in materials sciences. The jury selected Professor Hillmyer because of the scientific breadth and depth of his work and its relevance to the advancement of bio-based and circular materials.
The Bright Science Award in materials sciences is for scientists who have made major contributions to fundamental or applied research in the field of materials sciences. Nominees’ research must significantly advance the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in the field.
Professor Hillmyer’s scientific work, which combines deep knowledge of polymer synthesis and polymer properties, contributes to the development of recyclable and biobased performance polymers. Such breakthroughs, often achieved in collaboration with industrial advisors, are crucial for the transformation toward a bio-based and circular economy. His scientific breakthroughs also include controlled nano-porosity in materials made from sacrificial block copolymers as well as the hierarchical self-assembly of multifunctional block copolymers into, for example, multicompartment micelles with three distinct phylicities as used in nanolithography.
Read the full announcement here: https://chem.umn.edu/news/professor-hillmyer-receives-2020-bright-science-award-materials-sciences