Kevin Sivula wins Werner Prize 2017

Kevin Sivula ©EPFL

Kevin Sivula ©EPFL

Kevin Sivula has won the Swiss Chemical Society’s Werner Prize for 2017.

The Prize is awarded annually to promising young Swiss scientists or scientists working in Switzerland under 40 in order to recognize their outstanding independent chemical research.

Kevin Sivula, head of EPFL’s Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials, has been awarded for his “significant contributions to the advancement of materials and methods for photoelectrochemical energy conversion”.

The Prize will be awarded on 21 April 2017 during the SCS Spring Meeting in Berne. Sivula has been invited to give a 30-min lecture on his latest research. He shares the Prize with Professor Christoff Sparr from the University of Basel.

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