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Jeremy Luterbacher wins the 2019 Werner Prize

Jeremy Luterbacher (credit: EPFL)

Jeremy Luterbacher (credit: EPFL)

Professor Jeremy Luterbacher has been awarded the Swiss Chemical Society’s Werner Prize for 2019.

The Werner Prize is awarded annually to promising young Swiss scientists or scientists working in Switzerland under 40 to recognize “their outstanding research in the field of chemistry.”

Jeremy Luterbacher, head of EPFL’s Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing, has been awarded for his “his original and groundbreaking research on chemical conversion of plant material using protection group chemistry during biomass depolymerization and upgrading.”

“It’s wonderful to get this kind of support from the Swiss research community, and especially exciting to join so many friends and mentors on the past winners’ list!” says Luterbacher.

The Prize will be awarded on 5 April 2019 during the SCS Spring Meeting in Dübendorf, where Luterbacher will be presenting his research in the Werner Prize Award Lecture.

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