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Dr Hannes Houck awarded APME2023 Prize

Dr Hannes Houck

awarded ECR prize at APME2023

Dr Hannes Houck, EUTOPIA-SIFLink opens in a new window Fellow, received an ECR Award at the 14th Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering Conference (APME2023Link opens in a new window)

APME23, an International meeting of around 400 scientists, took place in Paris, France, from April 23rd to April 27th, 2023. The event covered all topics in polymer Science, including macromolecular/supramolecular engineering, sustainable/renewable polymers, self-assembly, and interactions of polymers.

Hannes impressed judges with his talk on 'Thiomaleimides photodimerisation: new opportunities for covalently crosslinked polymer networks?' to claim an RSC Journals prize for best ECR oral presentation, and said of the experience,

"Attending the APME meetings have been important throughout my career. It was my first international conference that I attended as a PhD student and I met several fantastic people from the Chemistry Department during the 2019 edition in South Africa, which undoubtedly played a major role in me moving to the University of Warwick. The latest in the APME conference series brought together around 400 scientists in Paris to discuss recent advances in macromolecular engineering for the design of advanced polymeric structures, amongst those with improved sustainability and recyclability. I am delighted that the new reversible chemistry platform that we are developing at the University of Warwick has been so well received by the conference attendees and ultimately has been recognised with this award."

Congratulations Hannes for an amazing personal achievement and thank you for representing Warwick on the APME global stage!