Award

Werner Prize 2018 awarded to Prof Sandra Luber

21. 6. 2018 | AcademiaNet member Prof Sandra Luber wins prestigious Swiss research award
Prof Sandra Luber
Bild vergrößern
(© Universität Zürich)


Prof Sandra Luber | Prof Sandra Luber, Universität Zürich


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.







  (© AcademiaNet / Swiss Chemical Society)

More information

Testimonials

  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

News

  1. SNSF will run AcademiaNet

    More women in scientific leadership positions - this is the goal of AcademiaNet, the European database listing outstanding women researchers. As of January 2020, it will be run by the SNSF.

  2. AcademiaNet at a crossroads – a look back and future perspectives

    The Robert Bosch Foundation (RBS) has founded AcademiaNet and funded the platform from the beginning. They now have to end the funding at a time when AcademiaNet starts to gain momentum. We spoke with Dr Katrin Rehak-Nitsche, Senior Vice President for Science and Research at the RBS, about the situation.

  3. "We are missing out on a lot of potential…”

    Interview with AcademiaNet member Eva-Maria Feichtner

  4. Narcissism: not only an individual failing

    Interview with AcademiaNet member Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

  5. Film and television tell children who can be scientists

    Roles on the screen largely reinforce the message that scientists are white men.