European Young Chemist Award 2014 conferred to Dr. Frederik Wurm
MPI-P scientist, Dr. Wurm, was presented with the gold medal for his excellent research in chemical science at the EuCheMS Chemistry Congress.
September 18, 2014
Istanbul/Mainz. Dr. Wurm was awarded the European Young Chemist Award 2014 at the 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 31 until September 4, 2014. The prize consists of a gold medal and € 1,800 and was presented at a special Award Ceremony on September 4th.
Since 2006, the European Young Chemist Award is given every two years during the EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. It is intended to honor and encourage younger chemists whose current research displays a high level of excellence and distinction. It seeks to recognize and reward younger chemists of exceptional ability who show promise for substantial future achievements in chemistry-related research fields.
Frederik Wurm is very pleased with the recognition of the eminent scientific European chemical community and thanks the Jury for his selection. During the finalists session, Dr. Wurm gave a talk about his recent research on poly(phosphoester)s and their applications ranging from biomedical to materials science applications.
After completing his PhD at the University of Mainz, Dr. Wurm moved to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where he, as a Humboldt Fellow, carried out research on novel linking strategies between synthetic polymers and biomolecules. Since 2011, Frederik has been working at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research where he was promoted project leader in 2012. He is investigating new polymerization methods, particularly based on olefin metathesis and anionic polymerization techniques for the preparation of various biomimetic and electroactive materials. 33-year-old Frederik has already published over 60 peer-reviewed articles on current topics of polymer chemistry.