Royal DSM has awarded Professor Marc Hillmyer at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with its 2020 Bright Science Award in materials sciences.

The Bright Science Award recognises scientists who have made major research contributions in the field of sustainable materials, the company said.

Professor Hillmyer’s research reportedly covers polymer synthesis and polymer properties as well as the development of recyclable and bio-based performance polymers.

‘I am thrilled and honored to receive the DSM Bright Science Award,’ said Professor Hillmyer. ‘I appreciate DSM’s commitment to solving the world’s most pressing societal issues as many of these issues relate to sustainable materials science, and I am very grateful that our work in the area has been recognized in this way.’

‘As a science-based company, with a purpose-led strategy, we believe it’s our responsibility to recognize and reward extraordinary scientists who dedicate their lives making our world a better place,’ said Dr Marcus Remmers, CTO of DSM. ‘One such extraordinary scientists is Professor Hillmyer, whose pioneering research in materials science is pivotal for the development of products and applications that help society transition towards a bio-based economy based on preserving natural resources and stimulating greater circularity.’

This story uses material from DSM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.