Sixth Polymer International–IUPAC Award goes to Cyrille Boyer

The Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division are pleased to announce Professor Cyrille Andre Boyer as the winner of the Sixth Polymer International – IUPAC award.

Professor Cyrille Boyer

Professor Cyrille Boyer has made sustained, outstanding contributions to the field of polymer science. He has authored 189 refereed review and research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. His work has garnered more than 10,000 citations (with 24 articles having each received over 100 citations and 21 articles ranked as ‘Highly Cited’ by Web of Science), positioning him as one of the most highly cited polymer scientists of his generation worldwide.

Boyer and his group have demonstrated the applicability of their technology to all areas of polymer research, including continuous manufacturing, multifunctional nanoparticles and precision polymer synthesis. Moreover, by utilizing light-mediated polymerization, this new technique offers low energy consumption, high atom efficiency, low waste production, and implements renewable energy resources. [Link to Boyer homepage @ UNSW]

Professor Boyer will receive this award and give a lecture at the World Polymer Congress (, which will be held in Cairns, Australia from 1st to 5th July 2018. The award includes expenses and travel to the World Polymer Congress (US$ 5000 plus travel and hotel accommodation expenses) and it will be presented in a small ceremony at the conference.

The winner was selected by members of the scientific committee representing Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division:

• Professor Kurt Geckeler (Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of Polymer International)
• Professor Greg Russell (President of IUPAC Polymer Division, Australasia)
• Professor Jiasong He (Polymer International/IUPAC, Far East)
• Dick Dijkstra (Polymer International/IUPAC, Western Europe)
• Professor Michael Buback (Past President of IUPAC Polymer Division, Western Europe)
• Professor Pavel Kratochvil (Polymer International/IUPAC, Eastern Europe)
• Professor Chris Ober (IUPAC, The Americas)

The selection committee, the Editor-in-Chief of Polymer International Professor Timothy Long and its Editorial Board extend their congratulations to Professor Boyer.


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