The KNCV Gouden Medaille is the most important award in the Netherlands for researchers who have done groundbreaking work in the chemistry profession in the broadest sense of the word. The prize is awarded to researchers aged younger than 40, not only to honour their accomplishments but also to predict future chemical triumphs. The KNCV has awarded the Gouden Medaille to top talents in chemistry in the Netherlands since 1965.
Winner 2019 announced
Prof. dr. ir. Ilja Voets wins the KNCV Gold Medal 2019. "Voets is a talented and driven chemist, who does both fundamental research and translates it into practical applications," said jury chairman Jurriaan Huskens. The highest Dutch award for top chemical talent will be awarded on 10 December during the CHAINS chemistry conference in Veldhoven.