Student prizes

Sepawa Prize ceremony

During the member meeting of the German Association for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK) in the context of Forum Cosmeticum (10-12 May 2017, Basel, CH) a former PhD-student of the School of Materials, Dr. Natalja Focht, was awarded the Young Scientist Prize for her dissertation ‘Influence of Chemical Hair Treatments on the Structure and the Mechanical Properties of Human Hair’. She conducted her project as a split-site PhD-student, supervised at SoM/UoM by Prof. Franz Wortmann and by Dr. Erik Schulze zur Wiesche at Henkel (Hamburg, GER).

DGK has 850 personal members, mainly chemists and engineers working in research and development of the cosmetic industry, of its suppliers as well as in related fields of dermatology, pharmacy, toxicology and microbiology. The association is a member of the International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).

During the SEPAWA Congress (18-20 Oct. 2017, Berlin, GER) a former PhD-student at the School of Materials, Dr. Meike Schlingmann, was awarded the prize for an outstanding PhD-thesis for her dissertation ‘Identification and investigation of polymer properties controlling the performance of hair styling mousses’. She conducted the project as a split-site PhD-student, supervised at SoM/UoM by Prof. Franz Wortmann and by Dr. Rolf Bayersdoerfer at Henkel (Hamburg, GER).

SEPAWA is an independent specialist association related to the European detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfume industry and with personal as well as corporate members (>1500) from universities, industries, authorities and associations. One of the main objectives is to provide a platform for dialogue and interdisciplinary research. The annual Congress is a significant meeting point of this industry in Europe.

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