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Julien Nicolas and Ilja K. Voets Win Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award for 2019

The Editors of the ACS Publications journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters, in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry, are proud to announce that Dr. Julien Nicolas of University Paris-Sud, France and Professor Ilja K. Voets of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands are the winners of the 2019 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Dr. Nicolas and Professor Voets will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting and Exposition, August 25 – 29, 2019 in San Diego.

Dr. Julien Nicolas, CNRS, University Paris-Sud/Paris-Saclay

Dr. Nicolas was selected in recognition of his outstanding contributions in applications of polymer science to the biomedical field. Dr. Nicolas is acknowledged with his accomplishments in design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of advanced polymers and polymeric nanoparticulate systems for use in the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and coagulative disorders. Successful translation of his research to industrial partners, also highlights the importance and applicability of his work.

View selected articles published by Dr. Nicolas

Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (rROPISA)
Macromolecules, 2019, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00161
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Degradable Copolymer Nanoparticles from Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization between Cyclic Ketene Acetals and Vinyl Ethers
Biomacromolecules, 2019, 20 (1), pp 305–317
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b01500
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Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Cyclic Ketene Acetals and Maleimides Affords Homogeneous Incorporation of Degradable Units
ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1071–1077
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00572
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Tunable Degradation of Copolymers Prepared by Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization and Point-by-Point Comparison with Traditional Polyesters
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (3), pp 724–736
DOI: 10.1021/acs .macromol.7b02655

Professor Ilja K. Voets, Eindhoven University of Technology

Professor Voets was selected for this honor in recognition of her exceptional contributions towards bridging synthetic and physical polymer science. She’s particularly known for pioneering in a diverse range of research areas such as polyelectrolyte assembly, biomimetic polymers, supramolecular materials, protein biophysics, and soft matter characterization, most notably her development and implementation of nanoscopy tools in polymer science that has led to major breakthroughs in super-resolution microscopy for nanomaterials.

View selected articles published by Professor Voets

Effect of Intra- versus Intermolecular Cross-Linking on the Supramolecular Folding of a Polymer Chain
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (21), pp 8853-8861
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01623
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Improving the Folding of Supramolecular Copolymers by Controlling the Assembly Pathway Complexity
Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (21), pp 8562-8569
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01769
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Folding Polymers with Pendant Hydrogen Bonding Motifs in Water: The Effect of Polymer Length and Concentration on the Shape and Size of Single-Chain Polymeric Nanoparticles
Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (9), pp 2947-2954
DOI: 10.1021/ma500273g
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Bundle Formation in Biomimetic Hydrogels
Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17 (8), pp 2642-2649
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00703

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