The Swiss Chemical Society awarded the Werner Prize 2018 to Pof. Sandra Luber, SNSF Professor at the Universtiy of Zürich, for her excellent research accomplishments in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry.
On die occasion of the SCS Spring Meeting dinner, Alain De Mesmaeker, SCS President, presented the prize to Prof Luber for outstanding research achievements in her blooming career. Her work covers a wide range of approaches, mostly with emphasis on highly accurate methods derived from quantum mechanics, which she has applied to a wide variety of challenging systems. Prof Luber has already received a number of research awards, including the IBM Research Prize for Computer Modelling and Simulations in Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science, and the ETH medal for an outstanding PhD thesis. In 2017 alone, she took home three accolades: Firstly, she has been the first theoretical scientist to receive the Clara Immerwahr Award, secondly, she has been the first woman to receive the Hellmann Award of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie and thirdly, she won the Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award.
The Werner Prize is awarded to outstanding young scientists under the age of 40 working in Switzerland, honouring exceptional research in the field of chemistry. The prize was established in 1936 and has been awarded annually since 1958.
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