2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

The ACS journals BiomacromoleculesMacromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting, August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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The 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners are:

Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University

Professor Hoogenboom was selected in recognition of his outstanding contributions in development of adaptive and responsive materials inspired by natural self-assembly processes. Prof. Hoogenboom’s work has significantly advanced poly(2-oxazoline)s as next generation biomaterials while his work on adaptive and responsive polymers led to novel sensing and drug delivery concepts and provided novel insights on kinetic control over supramolecular polymer systems.

View selected articles published by Hoogenboom

  • The Label Matters: μPET Imaging of the Biodistribution of Low Molar Mass 89Zr and 18F-Labeled Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)
    Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18 (1), pp 96–102
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b01392
  • Functional Poly(2-oxazoline)s by Direct Amidation of Methyl Ester Side Chains
    Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (11), pp 3531–3538
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00290
  • Sulfolane as Common Rate Accelerating Solvent for the Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of 2-Oxazolines
    ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4 (8), pp 825–828
    DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00392
  • Degradable Ketal-Based Block Copolymer Nanoparticles for Anticancer Drug Delivery: A Systematic Evaluation
    Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16 (1), pp 336–350
    DOI: 10.1021/bm5015409

Rachel O’Reilly, University of Warwick

Professor O’Reilly was selected for this honor in recognition of her exceptional contributions in development of synthetic methodologies for functional polymer materials and engineered polymer nanoparticles. Her work has impacted the three primary areas of self-assembly, DNA templated chemistries and responsive polymers. Her accomplishments have significantly advanced the field of macromolecular design and polymeric nanoparticle synthesis for increasingly advanced applications.

View selected articles published by O’Reilly

  • The Copolymer Blending Method: A New Approach for Targeted Assembly of Micellar Nanoparticles
    Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (18), pp 6516–6522
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01426
  • Shape Effect of Glyco-Nanoparticles on Macrophage Cellular Uptake and Immune Response
    ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5 (9), pp 1059–1064
    DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00419
  • Functional Degradable Polymers by Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization of MDO and Vinyl Bromobutanoate: Synthesis, Degradability and Post-Polymerization Modification
    Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16 (7), pp 2049–2058
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00476
  • Fluorescent Block Copolymer Micelles That Can Self-Report on Their Assembly and Small Molecule Encapsulation
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (2), pp 653–662
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02152

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