DSM Science & Technology Symposium

The pre-selection committee (consisting of 3 independent leading scientists and 2 DSM experts) for the DSM Science & Technology Award recently selected the four finalists for the final judging round. These finalists will present their research during the DSM Science & Technology Symposium 2013. At this occasion there will also be Keynote lectures by Prof. Joachim Gross(University of Stuttgart) and Prof. André Faaij (Utrecht University)
A judging committee of leading scientists will select the winner of the DSM Science & Technology Award which will be announced on Tuesday April 23 (8.30h) by Marcel Wubbolts, CTO of DSM, after his plenary speech 'Sustainable solutions for a changing world.'

Take a look at the flyer for more information.

Program Monday April 22

Room: Yangtze 2

14.00 – 14.10 h
Welcome and introduction by Marcel Wubbolts, Chief Technology Officer of DSM

14.10 – 14.35 h
Presentation: Novel isohexide-based building blocks and step-growth polymers
(Award finalist) Jing Wu, Eindhoven University of Technology
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Cor Koning

14.35 – 15.00 h
Presentation: Shaping sustainable manufacturing for filamentous fungi –
Novel tools for efficient morphological and physiological bioprocess characterization
(Award finalist) Andreas Posch, Vienna University of Technology
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Christoph Herwig

15.00 – 15.30 h
Key-note presentation: Advances in Thermodynamics for integrated solvent and
process design
Prof. Joachim Gross, University of Stuttgart

15.30 – 15.45 h Break

15.45 – 16.10 h
Presentation: Towards a sustainable crystallization process through in situ monitoring and system
characterization
(Award finalist) Somnath Kadam, Delft University of Technology
PhD Supervisors: Prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz/Dr. Herman Kramer

16.10 – 16.35 h
Presentation: Rethinking the design of heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion
of cellulose
(Award finalist) Stijn Van de Vyver, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Bert Sels

16.35 – 17.05 h

Key-note presentation: Securing sustainability of biomass resources and
utilisation; from global to local
Prof. André Faaij, Utrecht University