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Committee on Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme 2021- Smart nanomaterials

The Committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s decision to award the Foundation’s Challenge Programme grants that supports research within annually decided research themes. In 2021 the theme within Natural and Technical Sciences is Smart nanomaterials.

The Board has established a grant budget of DKK 360 million for the entire Challenge Programme in 2021, for larger programme grants, each of DKK 30-60 million.

The Board selects the committee members among international experts in the fields of the annual research theme in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

Nathalie Katsonis


University of Groningen

Tanja Weil


Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Molly Stevens


Imperial College London

Christof Niemeyer


Karlsruhe University of Technology

Erwin Reisner


University of Cambridge

Carsten Sönnichsen


University of Mainz