Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Award 2015 for Ben Feringa

9. 3. 2015 | Susan


The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Award was awarded to Professor Ben Feringa, Jacobus H. van’t Hoff Distinguished Professor of Molecular Sciences  at the University of Groningen, for his ground-breaking research in Catalysis; more specifically asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation, switchable chiral ligands, and the introduction of phosphoramidites as privileged chiral ligands for catalysis.

The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Award is a special Award for significant achievements in the fundamental and practice of  catalysis, and is based on accomplishments and contributions over the last ten years. It is awarded by VIRAN and the Dutch Catalysis Society every five years to an active researcher from academia, research institutes, or industry working in the Netherlands or Belgium, and consists of a certificate and a prize of €10,000. The first recipient of the NCCA, in 2009, was professor Bert Weckhuysen.

The jury of the Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Award 2015 consisted of  Dr. Peter Berben, Dr. Martin Lok, Prof. Roeland Nolte, Prof. Roel Prins, Prof. Eelco Vogt, Prof. Thomas Weber, and Prof. Bert Weckhuysen. The jury received nine nominations, each for candidates of very high quality, spread over the various fields of catalysis, and from academia as well as from industry.

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