Professor Kurt Gothelf, who recently ended 10 years as head of center at the DNRF Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at Aarhus University, has received this year’s Elastyren Prize 2018 from the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).
Last month, at the annual meeting of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV), Professor Kurt Gothelf received the Danish Polymer Prize – ATV | Elastyren Prize 2018 for his significant research on polymers. Gothelf was head of center at the DNRF center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) from 2007-2017 and is considered a pioneer within the field of polymers in nanotechnology by modifying and forming one of life’s most important polymers, DNA.
The prize is awarded to scientists who have excelled in chemical research using innovative methods and garnering significant results. The prize includes a monetary award of 100,000 DKK.
The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences’ Elastyren Prize was established through the wish of deceased member Torbjørn Grenness, who was an engineer. Grenness dedicated most of his life to studying rubber technology and was one of the founders of Danpren A/S, which produced Elastyren gloves, which are gloves for surgical and hospital uses.