News from Nov 17, 2014
The prize was awarded on Friday, November 14th 2014 in Tokyo.
Text of Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin:
"Prof. Dr. Sebastian Seiffert was awarded the Prize as Best Young Scientist at the 22nd Polymer Networks Group Meeting in Tokyo in November. The symposium focused on 'Cutting Edge of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering in Polymer Networks' and brought scientists of many disciplines together. Sebastian Seiffert is leading two research teams at the HZB and at Freie Universität Berlin, where he is holding a chair for 'supramolecular polymer materials'. The young scientist is working on switchable microgel particles which are promising candidates for a variety of applications - from artificial environments for cells, vehicles for active ingredients, self healing materials or as sensors. He is especially interested in the relation between properties and nano-architecture. The chemist earned his PhD in 2007 at TU Clausthal. He was a postdoctoral scientist at Harvard University in Cambridge, USA. In 2011 he returned to Germany to build up his own research team at Freie
Universität and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin."