Award Ceremony 2014, Berlin, Germany

 

As part of the 8th European Silicon Days, Wacker Chemie AG will present the WACKER Silicone Award 2016 on Monday, August 29, 2016. This year’s award goes to Alexander C. Filippou, professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Along with the Kipping Award, the WACKER Silicone Award is the world’s most prestigious accolade in silicon chemistry. Research awards such as these promote the exchange of information between scientists and companies. In this way, they contribute greatly to scientific and technical collaboration, which is the very basis of innovation.

Silicones are the basis of materials with highly diverse product properties for virtually unlimited applications. Silicones are used in a broad variety of industries ranging from the automotive, construction and chemical sectors, through electrical engineering, electronics, cosmetics and consumer care to textiles, pulp and paper, metal processing and mechanical engineering.

WACKER is a globally-active chemical company with some 16,700 employees and annual sales of around €4.83 billion (2014). WACKER has a global network of 25 production sites, 21 technical competence centers and 48 sales offices.

 

Previous winners of the WACKER Silicone Award

2014

Prof. Dr. Akira Sekiguchi (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

2011

Prof. Matthias Drieß (Technical University of Berlin)

2009

Prof. Ulrich Schubert (Technical University of Vienna)

2007

Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig (Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)

2005

Prof. Mitsuo Kira (Tohoku University, Japan)

2003

Prof. Don Tilley (University of California, Berkeley)

2001

Prof. Manfred Weidenbruch (†) (University of Oldenburg)

1998

Prof. Robert Corriu (†) (University of Montpellier, France)

1996

Prof. Hubert Schmidbaur (Technical University of Munich)

1994

Prof. Edwin Hengge (†)

1992

Prof. Richard Müller (†) and
Prof. Eugene Rochow (†)

1991

Prof. Hideki Sakurai (Science University of Tokyo)

1989

Prof. Robert West (University of Wisconsin)

1988

Prof. Nils Wiberg (†) (University of Munich) and
Prof. Reinhold Tacke (University of Würzburg)

1987

Prof. Peter Jutzi (University of Bielefeld) and
Prof. Norbert Auner (University of Frankfurt)