SPSJ Awards

SPSJ International Award

The SPSJ International Award was established in 1994 to honor the merits of international contributors to the SPSJ. This award has been given to foreign polymeric scientists and others, who have contributed to the field of basic and applied sciences of polymer science and engineering for many years and have remarkable accomplishment of exchanges with Japan. The nominee will be a person who is over 55 years old.

SPSJ International Award 2022

Jun Okuda
Professor (Ph.D.), RWTH Aachen University
"Structurally Well-defined Metal Complexes for Controlled Polymerization of Olefins and Heterocycles"


Hung-Jue Sue
Professor (Ph.D.), Texas A&M University
"Mechanical and Scratch Behaviors of Reinforced Polymeric Systems"


Rong-Ming Ho
Professor (Ph.D.), National Tsing Hua University
"Well-Ordered Nanonetwork Materials from Chiral and Stronglysegregated Block Copolymer for Metamaterial Applications"


Jan Genzer
Professor (Ph.D.), North Carolina State University
"For the Design, Synthesis, and Modeling of Engineered Surfaces and Interfaces"


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The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan

This award was established to aim the advancement of polymer science and technology in Japan. The nominee will be the members of the SPSJ who made creative and outstanding achievements concerning polymer science and technology (including engineering and industrialization technology).


SPSJ Award for the Outstanding Paper in Polymer Journal sponsored by ZEON

This award will be given to the first author of a paper which has been published in any issue of the Polymer Journal (No. 1-12) in the preceding year to recognize the quality of the contents of the Polymer Journal.

The nominee has to be before his or her 38th birthday at the time when the concerning paper was submitted to the Polymer Journal. The number of the awards is limited three per year. The award consists of a certificate, a medal, and 300,000JPY.

The award winner has to present an Award Lecture at the SPSJ Annual Meeting in the year the award is given. Traveling and accommodation fee will be provided by SPSJ. Details for the nomination or application procedures (the nomination format) and the deadline for submission of materials are obtained from the Editorial Office of the Polymer Journal, SPSJ.