Regine von Klitzing Receives 2016 EPJ E Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize
The journal "EPJ E – Soft Matter and Biological Physics" has honoured Regine von Klitzing with the 2016 'EPJ E Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize'. The journal editors chose von Klitzing for her important contributions to polymer physics, particularly concerning the structure of polyelectrolyte assemblies and functionalized/responsive micro gels. At the Faculty II Regine von Klitzing directs the Physicochemistry Laboratory for Colloid and Interface Science.
The EPJ E Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize is sponsored by the European Physical Journal (EPJ) co-publishers, which consist of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) and the publishers EDP Sciences and Springer. It is awarded to outstanding scientists for their contribution to soft matter research. Previous recipients of this prize are Sam Safran, Mike Cates, Ludwik Leibler and AcademiaNet member Julia Yeomans.
This is the fifth time this prestigious prize, named after the Nobel laureate who founded EPJ E, has been awarded. The EPJ E Pierre-Gilles de Gennes lecture will be delivered by von Klitzing in Grenoble, France, during the 4th International Soft Matter Conference which takes place from 12 to 16 September 2016.