Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award – nominations open

Journal of Polymer Science is accepting nominations for its international award for significant innovation and achievement in a polymer scientist under 40.

Conference report: 5th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization

The 5th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC) was held in Valencia, Spain, from September 21st to 24th, 2014.

How to survive and succeed at grad school

Getting a PhD is the first big step towards a career in academia. Hints and tips for grad school are presented in Advanced Science.

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Strong Cooperation in Soft Matter – Chinese and Dutch Researchers meet in Nijmegen

From October 7 to October 9 Chinese and Dutch researchers presented their research at the Netherlands-China Joint Workshop on Functional Soft Matter.

2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry announced

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar win the 2015 award for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

2015 Small Young Innovator Awards: winners announced!

Xiaodong Chen and Yi Cui will receive the 2015 Small Young Innovator Awards in Bejing on the 3rd of September 2015.

UN leader to be guest of honour at climate change book launch

The Secretary General will appear at UN Headquarters on September the 17th to launch Energy and Global Climate Change by Dr. Anilla Cherian.

Conference Report: 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium

The 35th APS took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from the 12th – 15th of July: three and a half days of talks from numerous areas of polymer science.

Social Media for #SciComm

A new publication from Wissenschaft im Dialog describes the changes, opportunities and risks of science communication through social media.

Conference report: Advanced Battery Power

This symposium is a meeting place of academia and industry for discussing current trends and requirements of a battery’s life from cradle to grave.