The 2019 KNCV Gold Medal is awarded to Prof. Ilja Voets from Eindhoven University of Technology and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems. Her outstanding work in (physical) chemistry and soft condensed matter have been praised by the jury. Furthermore, her involvement in the chemical community is highly valued. The prestigious award for talented chemists will be presented to Voets at the annual chemistry conference CHAINS in December. We as a group are extremely proud and grateful for this acknowledgment of the contribution to the Dutch chemical society.