Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize at the APS March Meeting


Three young polymer scientists are awarded the Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize for DPOLY at the 2015 APS March meeting.

MRS Spring 2015 Preview: Final show in San Francisco

An outlook to the forthcoming MRS Spring Meeting, to be held from April 6-10, 2015 for the last time in San Francisco, California.

IUMRS recognises pioneers of materials research organisation


The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) recognises three pioneers in the funding and organisation of materials research and development.

Combining family and scientific career? Just do it!


Katharina Landfester (Director, MPI for Polymer Research) describes how she and her husband manage to balance their family life and scientific careers.

Artificial evolution for medical applications


2014 Karl Heinz Beckurts Award goes to Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx.

“Horizontal Strip Casting of Steel” joint project wins German President’s Award

(f.l.t.r.) Prof. Karl-Heinz Spitzer, Ulrich Grethe,  Burkhard Dahmen

Project partners Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, SMS Siemag AG, and the Technical University of Clausthal presented with award in Berlin.

Metamaterials 2014


A report from the Metamaterials 2014 conference, held from 25 to 30 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

European Polymer Congress in Dresden


The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

Nuclear waste storage materials research wins grant

An American team have won an $800,000 grant to research stable materials for nuclear waste storage.

Fluorescence microscopy research wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Eric Betzig, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and William Moerner, Stanford University, share award for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.