TU/e student Laszlo Levij is one of six finalists of the Shell Bachelor Master Award. Levij, with a degree in Technical Physics, is the only student from Eindhoven in this final. His competitors are mostly students from Twente University, according to TU/e website Cursor.
The Shell Bachelor Master Award is for young engineering talent. The competition was created to involve young people in the future of energy and to stimulate students to investigate innovative and sustainable technological solutions.
Laszlo Levij studied the possibility to build solar cells from the so-called germanium quantum dots instead of silicium, what the current generation of solars cells is made of.
The six finalists will get a chance to pitch their work on 11 March. The best bachelor thesis will be rewarded with a money prize of 2,500 euros; the student with the best master thesis will receive 5,000 euros. Last year, TU/e master student Hans van Franeker won the 5,000 euro prize.
There will also be an audience choice award, with a value of 1,000 euros. The finalists have to gather votes for this award. People can vote until 7 March.