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The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry annually selects a recipient of the Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science. The 2023 Award will be presented at the Symposium during a special awards session on Tuesday afternoon.

Regarding the Award:

Purpose: To recognize and encourage fundamental work in colloid or surfactant science carried out in North America by researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Nature: The award consists of $3,000 and a plaque. In addition, up to $2000 is provided towards travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented. The winner is expected to deliver a lecture.

Establishment and Support: The award was established in 2003 by the Unilever Corporation.

Rules of Eligibility: Nominees who are within seven (7) years of receiving their Ph.D. are eligible for the Award. Special consideration is given to the originality and creativity of the work and to its potential impact. The research must have been carried out in North America.

Criteria: The judges will consider originality, quality, and significance of the work and its potential impact on current and future research as well as on industrial and commercial applications.

Additional information about the Unilever Award and details about the nomination process are available here.

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