We are delighted to announce that the following paper has been selected to receive the 9th Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for the Best Chinese Paper published in the journal polymer during 2014:

Long-term kinetics of DNA interacting with polycations
Cui Zhenga, Lin Niua, Wei Pana, Jihan Zhou, Hua Lv, Jianjun Cheng, Dehai Liang

This prize was named in honor of Dr. Xinde Feng, who has significantly contributed to the creation and development of modern polymer chemistry in China. In the late 1940s he was the first professor to offer a course on polymer chemistry, and he helped in the development of polymer science through the organization of meetings and symposia involving both Chinese and foreign scientists.

The Award includes a certificate and a medal for the author of the winning paper plus a 1000 USD cash award. Each author of the nomination papers received a nomination certificate and a nominating medal.

Nominated Papers
Synthesis, characterization, and gas transport properties of novel iptycene-based poly[bis(benzimidazobenzisoquinolinones)]
Hongchao Mao, Suobo Zhang
In-situ FTIR imaging on the plastic deformation of iPP thin films
Jing Li, Hailong Li, Lingpu Meng, Xiangyang Li, Liang Chen, , Wei Chen, Weiming Zhou, Zeming Qi, Liangbin Li
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) ultrafiltration membranes containing hybrid silica nanoparticles: Preparation, characterization and performance
Suo-Hong Zhi, Jun Xu, Ran Deng, Ling-Shu Wan, Zhi-Kang Xu
Self-healing polyurethane elastomer with thermally reversible alkoxyamines as crosslinkages
Chan'e Yuan, Min Zhi Rong, Ming Qiu Zhang
Orientational phase-separated domains in a polyolefin blend under a temperature gradient field
Hua Jiang, Nannan Dou, Guoqiang Fanc, Xiaohua Zhang, Zhaohui Yang
Probing conformational transitions of polymer chains by microrheology
Chih-Hsing Huang, Yen-Ching Li, Yi-Qi Yeh, U-Ser Jeng, Hsien-Hung Wei, Jeng-Shiung Jan
Structural evolution of β – iPP during uniaxial stretching studied by in–situ WAXS and SAXS
Chunbo Zhang, Guoming Liu, Yan Song, Ying Zhao, Dujin Wang

The Award Ceremony for the 9th Feng Xinde Polymer Prize was held on 19 August 2015 during the 7th International Symposium on Engineering Plastics in Xining, Qinghai Province, China.

Our sincere congratulations to the winners as well as to the authors of all nominated papers!

Access to the winning paper and all nominated papers is freely available until March 2016.