Clariant CleanTech Award Switzerland

160607 CleanTechAward2016Clariant, the Swiss Chemical Society and the University of Basel are partnering to award the Clariant CleanTech Award Switzerland. The Award Switzerland is endowed with a total of 10'000 CHF. The first prize is endowed with 5'000 CHF.
The award ceremony and the lectures are part of the bi-annual Clariant Chemistry Day. The next edition will take place in fall 2020.

This award program will honor outstanding scientific achievements of Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs in Switzerland in the field of Sustainable Chemistry, in areas such as resource efficiency, renewable energy, renewable raw materials or green technologies and environmental protection.

With Research & Development the chemical industry contributes to tackle the challenges of our society by creating product and process innovation. As a company that creates value through sustainability and innovation, Clariant is particularly concerned about strengthening the knowledge base of CleanTech in Switzerland by sponsoring basic research and fostering the knowledge and technology transfer between industry and academia.

For Participation in 2021

The Clariant CleanTech Award Switzerland is available to successful Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs who have distinguished themselves with outstanding scientific achievements at the Departments of Chemistry and adjacent disciplines of Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and Institutes in Switzerland in areas of Sustainable Chemistry such as resource efficiency, renewable energy, renewable raw materials or green technologies and environmental protection.

Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs will be considered with regard to their different levels of training.

Applicants are requested to submit

  • their curriculum vitae,
  • a brief description of the scientific results (max. 5 pages), and
  • an expert assessment from a supervisor

Deadline and process will be communicated in early 2021l

Past winners

Winner: Ydna Marie Questell-Santiago, EPFL Lausanne
Runners-up: Amita Ummadisingu, EPFL Lausanne, Erwin Lam, ETH Zurich, Jan-Georg Rosenboom and Peter Fleckenstein, ETH Zurich

Winner: Jingshan Luo, EPF Lausanne
Runners-up: Markus Jeschek, ETH Zürich/University of Basel, Amit, Nagarkar, University of Fribourg, Fang Song, EPF Lausanne



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That’s Clariant

Specialty Chemicals that Create Value

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2015 the company employed a total workforce of 17 213. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas::

  • Care Chemicals
  • Catalysis
  • Natural Resources
  • Plastics & Coatings.

Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

Clariant’s worldclass products and services play a key role in its customers’ manufacturing processes and add value to their end products. The company’s success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers, an international network of chemists, scientists, businesspeople, engineers, and specialists in other sectors to develop innovative, efficient solutions.