During the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Colloid Society, held on 10-12 May 2021 as a virtual event together with the Bunsentagung 2021 with the theme Multi-Scale Modelling & Physical Chemistry of Colloids, the following Colloid Society Awards were presented:
- Ostwald Award: Hans-Jürgen Butt, Mainz
- Steinkopff Award: Joachim Venzmer, Essen
- Liesegang Award: Rumiana Dimova, Potsdam
- Zsigmondy Award: Tobias König, Dresden
Hans-Jürgen Butt, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz, received the Ostwald Award in recognition of his work on interfacial forces and wetting phenomena. (Photo copyright: MPIP, Christian Schneider)
Joachim Venzmer, Evonik Operations GmbH, Essen, received the Steinkopff Award in recognition of his work on controlling and optimizing the wetting of different surfaces.
Rumiana Dimova, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, received the Liesegang Prize in recognition of her work on lipid bilayers and biomembranes.
Tobias König, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research e. V. Dresden, received the Zsigmondy grant to promote his work on colloidal nanophotonics. (Photo copyright: IPF, Matteo Sterlinsky)