The International Zavoisky Award 2010

Professor Hans Wolfgang Spiess (Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany) is distinguished for his contribution to pulse magnetic resonance methodology in elucidating structure, order and dynamics of supramolecular systems.

Professor Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Professor Hans Wolfgang Spiess  

Professor Hans Wolfgang Spiess is the director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany).

Professional Duties/Stipends/Awards:

  • 1991-1992 President European Polymer Federation
  • 1994-1996 Chairman Capital Investment Committee, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • since 1997 Chairman Computer Committee, Max-Planck-Society
  • 1999-2005 Member of the Scientific Council of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2000-2006 President Groupement AMPERE, Magnetic Resonance, Z?rich, Switzerland
  • 1987 Leibniz Prize - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 1997 Dr. h.c. Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 1998 Dr. h.c. Adam Mickiewicz-University, Poznan, Poland
  • 2002-2009 Member Board of Trustees, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany
  • since 2002 Member Board of Trustees, International NRW Graduate School of Chemistry, University of M?nster, Germany
  • 2002 Liebig Medal - Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  • 2002 AMPERE-Prize - Groupement AMPERE, Z?rich, Switzerland
  • 2002 Presidential Medal, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • 2003 SPSJ Award, Society of Polymer Science and Technology, Japan
  • 2005 Walther Nernst Medal, Bunsengesellschaft Physikalische Chemie
  • 2007 Honorary Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
  • since 2008 Vice President International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR)
  • 2010 Paul-J.-Flory Research Prize, IUPAC-POLYCHAR

Research Areas:

Development of magnetic resonance techniques (NMR and EPR) for elucidating structure and dy-namics, phase behaviour, order, and interfacial regions of synthetic macromolecules and supramo-lecular systems. Relation of microscopic behaviour and functional properties of advanced materials with magnetic resonance and Fourier rheology.