NCCR PhD student wins nanotech award

Congratulations to NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials student Céline Calvino, winner of one of the five Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Awards handed out at the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 in Zurich. Calvino is a member of NCCR Principal Investigator Christoph Weder’s Polymer Chemistry and Materials group at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and is currently finishing her PhD thesis.

Calvino was recognized for her work on mechanochromic materials based on non-covalent interactions and her paper “Self Calibrating Mechanochromic Fluorescent Polymers Based on Encapsulated Excimer Forming Dyes”, recently published in the journal Advanced Materials.

The five prizes, worth CHF 2,000 each, are awarded by the Swiss Micro- and Nanotechnology Network. Calvino’s prize was sponsored by BASF. The aim is to recognize excellent scientific first-author publications published by PhD students in the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience.


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