Awards

Distinguished Award for Novel Materials and their Synthesis


Winners for 2017

Prof. Federico Rosei from INRS, Canada. His main citation is: For leadership in materials synthesis and characterization, in particular multifunctional materials and their use in photovoltaics, and for sustained efforts in mentoring and outreach.

Prof. Masaru Aniya from Kumamoto University, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to fundamental studies of ionic conductors and structurally disordered materials.

Prof. Norbert Koch from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Outstanding contributions to hybrid materials fabrication and interfacing strategies for electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Prof. Goran Ungar from University of Sheffield, England. His main citation is: Outstanding contribution to understanding structure and structure formation in complex soft matter, especially liquid crystals, crystalline polymers and supramolecular self-assemblies.

Prof. Hiroshi Uyama from Osaka University, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to functional bio-based polymers and composites for environment and energy.

Prof. Hsiao-Wen Zan from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to nanoscale devices design and interdisciplinary works for developing applications.

 

Winners for 2016
Prof. Yury Gogotsi from Drexel University, USA. His main citation is: For outstanding contributions to the field of carbide derived carbons, carbon onions and nanodiamonds for capacitive energy storage and biomedical applications.

Prof. Xuefeng Guo from Peking University, China. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to molecular materials synthesis and devices for energy and electronics。

Prof. Tatsuo Kaneko from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to bio-based molecular designs for high-performance polymers. 

Prof. Teruyuki Komatsu from Chuo University, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to synthesis and biomedical applications of protein nanomaterials. 

Dr. Renzhi Ma from National Institute for Materials Science, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to the design and synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) functional nanosheets from layered materials. 

Dr. Hyun-Kon Song from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. His main citation is: Electrochemistry for energy. 

Prof. Ikuyoshi Tomita from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to unprecedented π-conjugated polymers possessing versatile elements-blocks. 

Prof. Judy Wu from University of Kansas, USA. Her main citation is: Important contributions to superconductors, ferroelectrics, low-dimensional nanomaterials for microelectronics, optoelectronics, energy storage and sensors.

 

Winners for 2015
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Westin from Uppsala University, Sweden. His main citation is: Applications grow from fundamental research.

Prof. Dr. Ru-Shi Liu from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China.  His main citation is: Light conversion to light, electricity and heat.

Prof. Dr. Satoshi Kaneco from Mie University, Japan. His main citation is: Nanomaterials for renewable hydrogen production with sustainable environment.

Dr. Jianyong Ouyang from National University of Singapore, Singapore. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to polymeric and nanometer electronic materials and devices.

Prof. Zbigniew Florjańczyk from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. His main citation is: Composite polyether based solid electrolytes.

Prof. Xueliang (Andy) Sun from University of Western Ontario, Canada. His main citation is: Design, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for Li batteries and fuel cells.

 

Winners for 2014
Prof. Dr. Kimihisa Yamamoto from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His main citation is: Size-specific catalytic activity of platinum clusters enhances oxygen reduction reactions, and, Stepwise radial complexation of imine groups in phenylazomethinedendrimers.

Prof. Dr. Chengzhong Yu from The University of Queensland, Australia. His main citation is: Biomimetic Nanoparticles with Rough Surfaces for Delivery.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritter from Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany. His main citation is: Preparative polymer chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Yang Kim from Kosin University, South Korea. His main citation is: Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry.

Prof. Dr. MikolajSzafran from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. His main citation is: Colloidal processing of advanced ceramic materials with new water-soluble and water-dispersible organic additives.

Prof. Dr. Kazuya Kobiro from Kochi University of Technology, Japan. His main citation is: Application of Supercritical Fluids in Synthetic Chemistry.

 

Winners for 2013
Prof. Yi Cui from Stanford University, USA. His main citation is: Outstanding contributions to nanoscale materials design and synthesis for energy and environment. 

Prof. Dr. Peter H.L. Notten from Eindhoven University, The Netherlands. His main citation is: Double-phase hydride-forming compounds: a new class of highly electrocatalytic materials. 

Prof. Dr. Anthony Szymczyk from University of Rennes 1, France. His main citation is: Ionic transport through nanoporous membranes. 

Prof. Dr. Jiazhao Wang from University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Her main citation is: Engineering nanostructures on surfaces of energy materials.

Dr. Mario Malinconico from Institute on Polymer Chemistry and Technology of Italian National Research Council(ICTP–CNR), Italy. His main citation is: Immiscible polymer blends of semicrystalline biocompatible components.

Prof. Dr. Hidehiro Sakurai from Institute for Molecular Science, Japan. His main citation is: Contribution to Nanoscience from Organic Synthesis.

Prof. Dr. Zongping Shao from Curtin University, Australia and Nanjing University of Technology, China. His main citation is: materials for solid oxide fuel cells and ceramic oxygen separation membranes. 

 

Winners for 2012
Prof. Sachio Asaoka from The University of Kitakyushu, Japan. His main citation is: Preparation of Nano- sized and structured Oxides for Catalyst” and “Catalytic Roles of Nano-sized Oxides Composed with Zeolite for Hydro-cracking, Catalytic Cracking and Reforming.

Prof. ChristophBubeck from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Mainz, Germany. His main citation is: Preparation and Characterization of Monolayers and Multilayers of Preformed Polymers, and Third-Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy of Poly(p-phenylenevinylene): A Comparison with Oligomers and Scaling Laws for Conjugated Polymers.

Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His main citation is: Single-walled carbon nanotubes by floating catalyst or non-metallic catalyst CVD, Large-size graphene single-crystals and 3D graphene structures by CVD, and, Flexible energy storage materials and devices”, and “Novel photo-catalytic semiconductors.

Prof. Takayoshi Nakamura from Hokkaido University, Japan. His main citation is: A Molecular Metal with an Ion-Conducting Channel, Formation of Oriented Molecular Nanowires on Mica Surface, and, Ferroelectricity and Polarity Control in Solid-State Flip-Flop Supramolecular Rotators.

 

Winners for 2011
Prof. Dr. Guoxiu Wang from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. His main citation is: Exploring new materials for energy storage and conversion systems. 

Dr. Fusayoshi Masuda from San-Dia Polymers, Ltd. and Sanyo Chemical,, Japan. His main citation is: Invent Super Absorbent Polymers and push them into practical application into a lot of fields. 

Prof. Dr. André-Jean Attias from Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC), France. His main citation is: Engineering nanostructures on surfaces.

Prof. Bao-Lian Su from University of Namur, Belgium. His main citation is: Hierarchically Structured Porous Materials on the basis of the chemistry of metal alkoxides and alkymetals, and, Living Materials : leaf-like materials for photosynthesis.

 

Winners for 2010
Prof. Masato Tanaka from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His main citation is: Created many new catalytic reactions involving carbon monoxide, silicon, phosphorus and other heteroatom compounds and many new materials using heteroatoms for practical applications such as silicon-based low-k material, photoinitiator for dental application, anticorrosion agent, and melamine sensor.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Berke from University of Zurich, Switzerland. His main citation is: Rhenium becomes a catalytic metal, molecules become electronic devices and ‘novel’ ancient Chinese blue, purple and dark blue pigments could be reproduced.

Prof. Dr. Max Lu from University of Queensland, Australia. His main citation is: Made seminal contributions to novel materials synthesis, particularly layered double hydroxide nanoparticles, highly reactive single crystals of TiO2 and mesoporous oxides.

Mr. Keiji Tanaka from Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd., Japan. His main citation is: Found TMAH (tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide) for catalytic additional reaction of alkylene oxide with alcohol, which is well known as resist developer additive.

 

Winners 2009
Prof. Makoto Shimizu from Mie University, Japan. His main citation is: Exploring new synthetic methodologies of new functional materials and their application.

Dr. Klaus Kurz from Ticona GmbH, Germany. His main citation is: Push simple polymers step by step into practical application.

 

 

IUPAC Prof. Jiang Novel Materials Youth Prize

 

Winners for 2017 
Prof. Shuhui Sun from INRS, Canada. His present citation is: Rational design of nano-materials for fuel cells and batteries.

Dr. Xiongwei Wu from Hunan Agricultural University, China. His present citation is: Putting vanadium redox-flow battery to run in large-scale efficiently. 

 

Winners for 2015 
Prof. Min Chen from Fudan University, China. Her present citation is: Colloidal spheres and their self-assembly & properties.

Prof. Prof. Xiao Huang from Nanjing Tech University. Her present citation is: Two-dimensional template-assisted preparation of hybrid structures.

 

Winners for 2013 
Prof. YuguoGuo from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His present citation is: Developing many novel nanostructured electrode materials that greatly enhance the energy and power densities of Li-ion batteries, and reshape the feasibility of Li-S batteries.

Prof. Xiong-Wen (David) Lou from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His present citation is: Design and synthesis of novel nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications.

 

Winners for 2011
Prof. Zhibo Li from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His present citation is: Developing novel ABC star copolymer system toward multicompartment micelles.

Dr. Jr-Hau He from National Taiwan University, China. His present citation is: Small things are very interesting because everything is never as it seems in nanoworld.