Women win TU/e academic awards

All this year’s TU/e academic awards have been won by female scientists.
The TU/e Academic Awards 2013 enabled the Eindhoven University to put the best graduation work, design report and promotion project in the spotlight. They were awarded last Friday during the conclusion of the academic year. 

Eleven candidates competed for the prize for the ‘best graduation work’. According to the jury, Nina Holz Amorim de Sena of the Faculty of Architecture was the best. Her Master’s degree research entitled ‘Ilhas: filling the gaps’ is about old, small houses in Porto, Portugal. Nina developed a plan which inhabitants of these ‘Ilhas’ can use to improve their own living situation.
Eight candidates were nominated for the ‘best design report’. Si Zeng of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering won in that category. Her report is about an environmentally friendly separation process for DMC (Dimethyl carbonate), a product which is used as a solvent for coating material.
Sixteen students competed for the annual prize for the ‘best PhD project’. Maartje Bastings won it with her research into medical applications of biomaterials.

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