Professor Brigitte Voit, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany, has been awarded the Hermann Staudinger Prize 2018 by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The prize was presented at the biennial meeting of the GDCh’s Division of Macromolecular Chemistry in Karlsruhe, Germany, on September 24, 2018.
The award honors outstanding contributions to polymer chemistry. Voit received the prize for her work on dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, functional polymers, and bioactive polymers, as well as for her involvement in building scientific networks.
Brigitte Voit studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where she received her Ph.D. in macromolecular chemistry in 1990. After postdoctoral researcher at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY, USA, she became a Research Assistant at the Technical University Munich, Germany, in 1992. She completed her habilitation in macromolecular chemistry in 1996.
In 1997, Voit became Full Professor for Organic Chemistry of Polymers at Technische Universität (TU) Dresden and Head of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research. Since 2002, she also serves as Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research. Among other honors, Voit has received the Georg Manecke Award from the GDCh in 2000, the Covestro Distinguished Lectureship Award in 2017, and the Saxon Order of Merit in 2017.
- Glyco-pseudodendrimers on a Polyester Basis: Synthesis and Investigation of Protein-Pseudodendrimer Interaction,
Shamila Firdaus, Martin Geisler, Peter Friedel, Susanta Banerjee, Dietmar Appelhans, Brigitte Voit, Albena Lederer,
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2018, 39, 1800364.
- Enabling the synthesis of homogeneous or Janus hairy nanoparticles through surface photoactivation,
Nicolò Razza, Giancarlo Rizza, Pierre-Eugène Coulon, Lairez Didier, Giulia C. Fadda, Brigitte Voit, Alla Synytska, Hansjörg Grützmacher, Marco Sangermano,
Nanoscale 2018, 10, 14492–14498.
- Comparison of μ-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and py-GCMS as identification tools for microplastic particles and fibers isolated from river sediments,
Andrea Käppler, Marten Fischer, Barbara M. Scholz-Böttcher, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Dieter Fischer, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn, Brigitte Voit,
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2018, 410, 5313–5327.
- Synthetic Bio-nanoreactor: Mechanical and Chemical Control of Polymersome Membrane Permeability,
Jens Gaitzsch, Dietmar Appelhans, Linge Wang, Giuseppe Battaglia, Brigitte Voit,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4448–4451.
- Hyperbranched and Highly Branched Polymer Architectures—Synthetic Strategies and Major Characterization Aspects,
Brigitte I. Voit, Albena Lederer,
Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 5924–5973.
- Synthesis and Characterization of Thermosensitive PNIPAM Microgels Covered with Superparamagnetic γ-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles,
Jorge Rubio-Retama, Nikolaos E. Zafeiropoulos, Caterina Serafinelli, Rosana Rojas-Reyna, Brigitte Voit, E. Lopez Cabarcos, Manfred Stamm,
Langmuir 2007, 23, 10280–10285.
- Bio- and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures: Preparation, Analytical Methods, and Applications,
Brigitte Voit, Rainer Haag, Dietmar Appelhans, Petra B. Welzel,
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