The Division of Detergent Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) awards an annual Young Scientist Award for an outstanding bachelor thesis, a master thesis / approval thesis and a dissertation with particular relevance for the development of detergents and cleaning agents. The prizes are endowed with 1000 euros, 2000 euros and 3000 euros respectively.
Deadline: April 10, 2022
The Division of Detergent Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) awards an annual Young Scientist Award for an outstanding bachelor thesis, a master thesis / approval thesis and a dissertation with particular relevance for the development of detergents and cleaning agents.
The award is combined with an award certificate and prize money donated by the Division in the amount of 1,000 euros for a bachelor thesis, 2,000 euros for a master's / admission thesis and 3,000 euros for a dissertation. The prize will be awarded as part of the "European Detergents Conference", which is being organized by the Laundry Division of Detergent Chemistry as part of the SEPAWA Congress (October 26-28, 2022; Berlin) and will take place on October 26, 2022. The awardees will have the opportunity to briefly present the award-winning work during the Conference (e.g. short lecture or poster). The Division bears the costs of participating in the conference. An Division Board board decides on the award of the prize.
Nomination / application
Nominations can be made by the scientific supervisor, but applications are also possible. The submitted scientific work must have been completed in the last two calendar years. Suggestions from the industrial sector are also welcome. All proposals consist of a brief explanation (including the candidate's contact details) and the scientific work itself.
Please send your informal proposals in electronic form and summarized in a PDF file to the GDCh Office for the attention of Maike Fries.
On the occasion of the European Detergents Conference on October 13th, 2021 in Berlin, the Division of Detergent Chemistry awarded prizes in the field of basic research in detergents and cleaning agents to Dr. Lars Gabriel (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) and Jan Nilles (Kao Chemicals GmbH, Emmerich and Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld).
Dr. Lars Gabriel received the Young Scientist Award for his outstanding dissertation with the title: ?Functional polymers based on polysaccharides: synthesis, characterization and properties?. Dr. Gabriel studied multifunctional polysaccharide derivatives in his doctoral thesis, which he examined in detail with regard to special properties such as graying inhibition and dirt removal effects in detergents. The knowledge gained deepens the knowledge about the so-called functional polymers based on renewable raw materials, especially polysaccharides and especially xylan and chitosan derivatives. The thesis impresses with its didactic, clear structure and its scientifically clear representation of structure-property relationships. The relevant results were used in several patent applications and publications.
Jan Nilles received the Young Scientist Award for his outstanding master's thesis with the title: "Systematic investigation of alkoxylated alkyl ether carboxylic acids in metal cleaning". Mr. Nilles has carried out a systematic study of alkoxylated ether carboxylic acids with the focus on the optimization of cleaning baths in metal cleaning. By building up a set of physicochemical parameters such as cloud point, dynamic surface tension and foam behavior, the structure-activity behavior of these baths could be understood for the first time and new formulations based on ether carboxylic acids could be developed. When using these systems, the cleaning performance could be doubled, the time and temperature reduced and the metal cleaning thus made more sustainable.
On the occasion of the European Detergents Conference on October 28, 2020 in Berlin, the Division of Detergent Chemistry awarded prizes in the field of basic research in detergents and cleaning agents to Janine Birnbach (Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld, in cooperation with Henkel), Frieda Nagler (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) and Dr. Leonhard H. Urner (Free University of Berlin).
Janine Birnbach received the Young Scientist Award for her outstanding Bachelor thesis entitled: ?Effect of Additives on the Phase Behavior of an Amphiphilic Block Copolymer?. Ms. Birnbach investigated the phase behavior of an amphiphilic EO-PO block copolymer as a function of various additives such as surfactants, polyols and salts using different physicochemical methods. The didactically very good work contributes to a better understanding of liquid-crystalline cubic phases and has application relevance in detergents and cleaning agents, cosmetics and pharmacy.
Frieda Nagler received the Young Scientist Award for her outstanding master's thesis entitled: "Synthesis of hydrogels based on polydehydroalanine". Ms. Nagler produced new types of hydrogels based on polydehydroalanine, which were converted with bisepoxides and polyethers to form networks. She examined the hydrogels obtained with regard to their swelling behavior, their mechanical properties and their stability, among other things. These are extremely interesting polymer systems with model character for the investigation of the reversible uptake of charged guest molecules and as material for water treatment.
Dr. Leonhard H. Urner received the Young Scientist Award for his outstanding dissertation with the title: ?Oligoglycerol Detergents for Native Mass Spectrometry of Membrane Proteins?. Through the systematic investigation of the structure-activity relationship of OGD on the isolation of membrane proteins, Dr. Urner to make native mass spectrometry available for the structure elucidation of membrane proteins. This leads to a significant acceleration in the structure elucidation of this protein class, which is essential for the development of new drugs. The clearly and concisely written work transfers experience from cosmetics to biochemistry and is of industrial relevance.
On the occasion of the European Detergents Conference on October 23, 2019 in Berlin, the Division of Detergent Chemistry of Laundry Chemistry awarded prizes in the field of basic research in detergents and cleaning agents to Dr. Martin J. Thiele (RWTH Aachen) and Friederike Dehli (University of Stuttgart).
Dr. Martin J. Thiele received the Young Scientist Award for his outstanding dissertation with the title: ?Boosting the performance of a protease with polymers and surfactants?. In his doctoral thesis, Mr. Thiele studied the molecular interactions of proteases with surfactants and polymers commonly used in detergents. He then used the knowledge gained on the importance of calcium ions in the formation of supramolecular complexes as reactors to improve the performance of these enzymes in a targeted manner. The work impresses with its methodological breadth at the highest scientific level and its clear presentation of complex systems. The results obtained are of great relevance for the industrial development of sustainable, efficient detergents and cleaning agents. The work has been used in patents and is published in scientific journals.
Friederike Dehli's outstanding master's thesis ?Generation and characterization of gelatin-based hydrogel foams with defined pore sizes? was also awarded a Young Scientist Award award. Ms. Dehli dealt with the production and characterization of monodisperse solid foams with porosities in the range of several hundred micrometers. With the help of microfluidics, hydrogel foams based on cross-linked modified gelatine were generated and investigated in several steps. The results obtained are of great interest for the cultivation of artificial tissue in biomedicine with a broad application potential. The work was published in the journal Biomacromolecules.
|2021||Dr. Lars Gabriel||Friedrich Schiller University Jena||dissertation|
|Jan Nilles||Kao Chemicals GmbH, Emmerich and Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld||Master thesis|
|2020||Janine Birnbach||Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld in cooperation with Henkel||Bachelor thesis|
|Frieda Nagler||Friedrich Schiller University Jena||Master thesis|
|Dr. Leonhard H. Urner||Free University of Berlin||dissertation|
|2019||Friederike Dehli||University of Stuttgart||Master thesis|
|Dr. Martin Thiele||RWTH Aachen||dissertation|
|2018||Timo Bollmann||Technical University of Cologne||Master thesis|
|Dr. Thiemo Fassbach||Technical university Dortmund||dissertation|
|Marc-Kevin Zinn||Self-application||Bachelor thesis|
|2017||Dr. Viet Hildebrand||University of Potsdam||dissertation|
|2016||2016 Dr. Leonardo Chiappisi||Technical University Berlin||dissertation|
|Dr. Anne Waidelich||University of Stuttgart||dissertation|
|2015||Dr. Helge Klemmer||University of Cologne||dissertation|
|2014||Dr. Michaela Lampenheimer||University of Stuttgart||dissertation|
|2013||Dr. Julia Boos||University of Stuttgart||dissertation|
|2012||Dr. Daniel Ten||dissertation|
|2011||Dr. Ingo Hofmann||University of Berlin||dissertation|
|2010||Dr. Gabriela Catanoju||University of Stuttgart||dissertation|
|2009||Dr. Katja Skrabania||University of Berlin||dissertation|
|2007||Sandra Engelskirchen||University of Cologne||dissertation|
|2006||Dipl.-Ing. Claudio Cinquemani||University of Düsseldorf||dissertation|
|2004||Dr. Tobias Fütterer||dissertation|
|2003||Dr. Britta Jacobs||dissertation|
|1999||Dr. Thomas Sottmann||University of Cologne||dissertation|
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