Leanne Mullen, Pol Besenius, Frederik Wurm, Mike Meier (left to right)
Leanne Mullen, Pol Besenius, Frederik Wurm, Mike Meier (left to right)
Leanne Mullen and Frederik Wurm
Leanne Mullen and Frederik Wurm

Winner announced for the 2018 Materials Today EPJ Award.

Our Editors and Board Members are dedicated to supporting mid-career researchers with our new Materials Today EPJ Award.

The Awards were presented at the Frontiers in Polymer Science Conference, 5-8 May Budapest

Prize Winners:

First Prize: Frederik WurmMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

Mechanistic study on the hydrolytic degradation of polyphosphates

Second Prize: Pol Besenius, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Tuning the life-time of supramolecular hydrogels using ROS-responsive

telechelic peptide-polymer conjugates

Third Prize: Mike MeierKIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Data storage in sequence-defined macromolecules via multicomponent reactions


1st Prize: Cash prize of $2000, registration, EPJ print issue, a Galileo book.

2nd Prize: Registration, EPJ print issue and a Galileo book.

3rd Prize: EPJ print issue and a Galileo book

12 months free access

To celebrate the collection of accepted articles and make it as widely available as possible, all papers entered are free to read for 12 months here

Award Committee

G. J. Vancso, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
R. Becer, University of Warwick, UK
C. Boyer, UNSW, Australia
R. Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
B. Klumperman, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
M. Shaver, The University of Manchester, UK
Y. Yu, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

European Polymer Journal is dedicated to publishing work on fundamental and applied polymer chemistry and macromolecular materials. The journal covers all aspects of polymer synthesis, including polymerization mechanisms and chemical functional transformations, with a focus on novel polymers and the relationships between molecular structure and polymer properties. In addition, we welcome submissions on bio-based or renewable polymers, stimuli-responsive systems and polymer bio-hybrids.