Natta Award


Natta Award is an award that the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano assigns to who has distinguished himself/herself in the world for his/her original studies and researches, and has reached outstanding achievements in the main areas of interest for the CMIC Department.


This award was established for the first time in 2013 to celebrate the 50ths of the Nobel prize to Giulio Natta. 

During the Awards Ceremony is organized the Lectio Magistralis.

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 
Northwestern University 

May 30, 2019
Natta Lecture: The Growing Impact of the Mechanical Bond on Polymer and Materials Sciences

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart is a Scottish chemist who is Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry and head of the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Ben Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage in 2016 for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

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> Interview with Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

Elazer R. Edelman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

December 5, 2018
Natta Lecture: Materials Science, Biomechanics and Medicine: Synergistic Innovation

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Attending Physician in the coronary care unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He and his laboratory have pioneered basic findings in vascular biology and the development and assessment of biotechnology.

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Arvind Varma

School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University

June 23, 2017
Natta Lecture: Selected Topics Related to Energy and Chemicals

Arvind Varma is R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor, School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests are in chemical and catalytic reaction engineering, and new energy sources.

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Satchit Srinivasan

Vice President, Research & Technology at Solvay SA

November 4, 2016
Natta Lecture: From Molecules to Money and their impact on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Satchit Srinivasan is also responsible for RD&T Fluorinated Polymers at the Solvay headquarters in Bollate (MI). He joined the Belgian chemical group in 1989 and since then has held numerous positions in research, development, technology and business management.

Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus

University of Bielefeld

November 6, 2015
Natta Lecture: Some like it hot - Combustion and the Future

Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus is Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Bielefeld University. Her researchs focus on combustion diagnostics using laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, the deposition of functional materials from the gas-phase, and the in-situ analysis of reactive systems.

Nicholas Peppas

University of Texas at Austin

November 7, 2014
Natta Lecture: Intelligent/Recognitive Nanoscale Systems for New Therapeutic Applications

Nicholas Peppas is the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a pioneer in the synthesis, characterization and dynamic behavior of polymer networks. He has been the most influential scientist in the utilization of hydrogels as biomaterials, in bionanotechnology and in molecular recognition processes.

Greg Stephanopoulos

MIT di Cambridge (Massachusetts)

December 11, 2013
Natta Lecture: Metabolic Engineering

Greg N. Stephanopoulos is a chemical engineer, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked at MIT, Caltech, and at the University of Minnesota in the areas of biotechnology, bioinformatics, and metabolic engineering especially in the areas of bioprocessing for biochemical and biofuel production.