DWI chemist is one of the "Top 40 under 40"


With the award "Top 40 under 40", the business magazine Capital annually honours exceptional talents from business, politics, science and society. This year, Dr. Robert Göstl, scientist in the field of mechanochemistry and head of an independent research group at the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, is also included.

Robert Göstl is doing research in the young and emerging field of polymer mechanochemistry since 7 years. Recently, he and colleagues published a review article outlining trends as well as opportunities and obstacles for the application of mechanochemical methods. "Mechanochemistry holds many potentials, including how to use plastics in a more sustainable way. It also allows us to be able to use new drug delivery and release systems in the future. These are crucial topics that keep our society engaged and I am very pleased to receive this award for my work on them," says Robert Göstl.

Every year since 2007, Capital has selected Germany's most promising talents and young professionals from politics, business, management, science and society as the "Top 40 under 40". Robert Göstl is one of the talents selected in 2022.

Robert Göstl studied chemistry in Berlin. He completed his PhD in 2014 under the guidance of Stefan Hecht and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Rint Sijbesma's group at Eindhoven University of Technology between 2015 and 2016. Since 2017, he has been pursuing his independent research at the DWI - Leibniz Institute and is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation as part of a Freigeist Fellowship.

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