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Royal Decoration for Katja Loos

26 April 2023

O n Tuesday 26 April. Professor K.U. Loos is appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. She received this honour from Mayor K. Schuiling at Groningen City Hall.

Katja Loos (Photo: Henk Veenstra)
Katja Loos (Photo: Henk Veenstra)

Green frontrunner in polymer chemistry

Katja Loos (Frankfurt am Main, 1971) is Professor of Polymer Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. As the leading frontrunner in polymer chemistry in the Netherlands, she has conducted high-level research with impressive scientific and social impact. Having obtained her PhD in Germany in 2001 and after a period as a postdoctoral researcher in the US, Loos became an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen in 2003, and Professor of Polymer Chemistry in 2012. As the second most cited researcher in her field, she has gained global recognition for Dutch polymer science. She won two German travel grants and broadened her knowledge as a visiting researcher in Brazil and the United States. She has also held several visiting professorships in Spain and Germany and received a number of special awards, such as the Distinguished Woman in Chemistry Award for proven excellence in research and teaching and leadership in the chemical sciences.

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