- Published on 23 June 2014
The journal EPJE – Soft Matter and Biological Physics is pleased to honour Ludwik Leibler with the 2014 EPJE Pierre-Gilles De Gennes Lecture prize. Leibler is researcher at CNRS and Adjunct Professor at ESPCI ParisTech where he directs the Laboratory for Soft Matter and Chemistry. The Editors of the journal nominated him for his seminal contributions to polymer physics and the revolutionary polymeric materials, self-healing elastomers and vitrimers that he invented. This is the 4th edition of this prestigious prize, named after the Nobel laureate who founded EPJE. The prize consist of 1000 Euros and a plenary lecture that will be introduced by Daan Frenkel, co-Editor-in-Chief of EPJE. The EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes lecture will be delivered July 22nd in Lisbon, during the 9th Liquid Matter conference of the European Physical Society.
A theoretical physicist by training, Ludwik Leibler got his PhD from Warsaw University in 1976. He then moved to Paris for his post-doctoral studies at the College de France with Pierre-Gilles De Gennes. He continued on to more experimentally oriented studies and has become famous worldwide for his important contributions to the study of polymers dynamics and nanostructuring that have brought much innovation in the polymer industry. Leibler has received many awards for teaching and research from various organizations.
The EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes lecture prize is sponsored by the publishers of EPJ (EPD Sciences, SIF and Springer) and is awarded to outstanding scientists for their contribution to soft matter research. Previous recipients of this prize have been: Sam Safran, Mike Cates and Julia Yeomans.