• 19.08.2015
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Janet Hering has been awarded the IUPAC prize for "Distinguished Women in Chemistry"

Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award - Janet Hering.
Image: Raoul Schaffner
Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award - Janet Hering.
Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award - Janet Hering. (Image: Raoul Schaffner)

The «Platform Chemistry» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences congratulates Prof. Janet Hering on winning this prestigious award.

For the third time, the "Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering" award was given to twelve female scientists. They have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching and/or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.
The awards program has been initiated in 2011 as part of the International Year of Chemistry celebrations and has been awarded every two years. It was created to acknowledge and promote the work of women in chemistry and chemical engineering worldwide. The award ceremony was held at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Busan, Korea, on August 11, 2015.
Janet Hering is director of EAWAG and is professor of environmental biogeochemistry at ETHZ as well as professor of environmental chemistry at EPFL.

The 2015 awardees are:

• Lucia Banci, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
• Margaret Brimble, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
• Ewa Bulska, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
• Karen Gleason, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
• Janet Hering, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switzerland
• Nadia G. Kandile, Ain Shams University, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
• Maki Kawai, RIKEN and University of Tokyo, Japan
• Hyunjoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
• Carmen Nájera, University of Alicante, Spain
• Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany
• Roberta Sessoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
• Livia Simon Sarkadi, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

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