Adhesion Innovation Award

FEICA, the association representing the European adhesive and sealant industry, and EURADH, the biannual European conference on adhesion and related phenomena, are delighted to announce the third edition of their new joint award for adhesion science. The Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science. The award is funded by FEICA and presented at the EURADH conferences.

Applications are invited from young researchers working in adhesion science in Europe who have published outstanding work. This includes Master’s students, PhD (Doctoral) students, post-docs, junior Professors and researchers associated with universities, research institutes or companies. The scope and possible topics are identical to those of the call for papers for EURADH 2021. Euradh 2023 info will become available soon via

The Award Winners

The first EURADH/FEICA Adhesion Innovation Award was won in 2018 by Dr Rene Hensel for his paper on ‘Composite pillars with a tunable interface for adhesion to rough substrates’.

The second Award was won in 2020 by Ms Elisa Arikan for her paper on ‘Structural adhesive bonding of polymers - Surface characteristics and adhesion mechanism’.

The bi-annual EURADH/FEICA Adhesion Innovation Award is a great opportunity for both EURADH and FEICA to foster ties between industrial and scientific activities and to raise awareness of the outstanding contribution our sector’s innovators make towards a circular economy and a better world.

We are already looking forward to the entries for the next edition.



Due to the COVID pandemic, the next edition of the Adhesion Innovation Award will be in 2023, with the application submission period being between November 2022 and March 2023.

A winner will be announced in June 2023 and the Award presentation will take place at the EURADH and FEICA conferences in September 2023.