Umicore Materials Technology MSc Awards 2015 awarded

26/03/2015 15:05

Every year Umicore nv awards two annual prizes in recognition of an outstanding Master's thesis that makes an original contribution in one of the following fields:

  • fine particle technology and applications
  • sustainable technology for metallic materials
  • sustainable energy
  • compounds for (heterogeneous or homogeneous) catalysis
  • economic and social hypotheses on metallic materials

The laureates for 2015 are:

  • Tom Renders
    Master Bioengineering Sciences KU Leuven June 2014  – FWO PhD fellow at KU Leuven since 01/10/2014
    Thesis: “Synthese  van onverzadigde ringstructuren uit polybutadieen met ruthenium metathese-katalysatoren” (promotor: prof. Bert Sels)
  • Jonas Bekaert
    Master Physics UAntwerpen February 2014– PhD fellow UAntwerpen since 01/03/2014
    Thesis: “Ab-initio elektronische structuurberekeningen van Cu(In,Ga)Se2 fotovoltaïsche absorptiematerialen” (promotors: prof. Bart Partoens and prof. R. Saniz Balderrama)