The 5th Polymer International–IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology has been awarded to Professor Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium, at the 46th IUPAC World Polymer Congress (Macro 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey. The award honors polymer researchers under the age of 40, and includes 5,000 USD for expenses and travel to the World Polymer Congress.
Richard Hoogenboom studied chemistry and chemical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. There, he also finished his Ph.D. in organic and polymer chemistry under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert in 2005. He worked as Project Leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute, Eindhoven, from 2005 to 2008, and as Senior Product Developer at Dolphys Medical BV, Eindhoven, from 2007 to 2008. After postdoctoral research at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Hoogenboom joined Ghent University as Associate Professor in 2010. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2014.
Professor Hoogenboom’s research is focused on the development of synthetic structures with controlled ordering and/or self-assembly resulting in functional systems. His interests include supramolecular polymers, “smart” responsive polymer structures, and poly(2-oxazoline)s as pseudo-polypeptides.
- Revisiting the crystallization of poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s,
A. Levent Demirel, Pınar Tatar Güner, Bart Verbraeken, Helmut Schlaad, Ulrich S. Schubert, Richard Hoogenboom,
J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2016, 54, 721–729.
- Tuning of Polymeric Nanoparticles by Coassembly of Thermoresponsive Polymers and a Double Hydrophilic Thermoresponsive Block Copolymer,
Qilu Zhang, Lenny Voorhaar, Sergey K. Filippov, Berin Fatma Yeşil, Richard Hoogenboom,
J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120, 4635–4643.
- Synthesis of pH- and thermoresponsive poly(2-n-propyl-2-oxazoline) based copolymers,
Marcel A. Boerman, Harry L. Van der Laan, Johan C. M. E. Bender, Richard Hoogenboom, John A. Jansen, Sander C. Leeuwenburgh, Jan C. M. Van Hest,
J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 1573–1582.
- Poly(ethylene glycol) in Drug Delivery: Pros and Cons as Well as Potential Alternatives,
Katrin Knop, Richard Hoogenboom, Dagmar Fischer, Ulrich S. Schubert,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 6288–6308.
- Click Chemistry beyond Metal-Catalyzed Cycloaddition,
C. Remzi Becer, Richard Hoogenboom, Ulrich S. Schubert,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 4900–4908.
- Microwave-Assisted Polymer Synthesis: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives,
Frank Wiesbrock, Richard Hoogenboom, Ulrich S. Schubert,
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 1739–1764.