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EFCE Press Release 9/2013

"EFCE accolade goes to Christoph Held for groundbreaking research in Thermodynamics"

EFCE Press Release 3/2011

"Francisco Casal awarded EFCE Excellence Award"

EFCE  Press  Release 2/2009

"Presentation of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2009"





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 Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties

 

Winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2013
  


Dr.-Ing. Christoph Held, Germany

is the winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2013

His PhD thesis on

 "Measuring and Modeling Thermodynamic Properties of Biological Solutions"

completed at TU Dortmund under the supervision of Professor Gabriele Sadowski, achieved the best evaluation results in terms of breadth and depth of the thesis, dissemination of knowledge, originality of the topic studied and of the methodology followed, innovation and industrial relevance, and scientific impact of the work.

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The award will be presented in Manchester, United Kingdom, in September 2013 at the Thermodynamics Conference 2013.
 


 

Winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2011
  


Dr. Maria FraNcisco Casal, Spain

is the winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2011

Her PhD thesis on

 "Desulfurization of Fuel Oils by Solvent Extraction with Ionic Liquid "

completed at the University of Santiago de Compostela under the supervision of
Prof. Alberto Arce, received the best evaluation results in terms of breadth and depth of the thesis, dissemination of knowledge, originality of the topic studied and of the methodology followed, innovation and industrial relevance, and scientific impact of the work.

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Ms Maria Francisco Casal received her MSc in Chemical Engineering and her PhD in Chemical and Enviornmental Engineering from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her PhD Thesis obtained the maximum qualification ("Cum Laude"), with European mention, before a European examination committee. During her PhD work, Dr. Francisco Casal collaborated with other leading European Universities that include the QUILL Research Centre in Queen's University of Belfast and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. After post-doctoral visiting positions at the Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California at Berkeley, USA, and the Separation Technology Section of TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, she joined the Downstream Processes Unit of Bayer Technology Services GmbH in Leverkusen, Germany.

The award was presented in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 26 June at the 25th European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics - ESAT.

 


 

Winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2009
  

Dr. Eirini Karakatsani, Greece

is the winner of the EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2009

Her PhD thesis on

 " Development and Evaluation of a New Equation of State for Polar Fluids: Pure Components and Mixtures "

completed at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis G. Economou, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos", received the best evaluation results in terms of dissemination of knowledge, originality of the topic, depth of the study, industrial relevance, and impact of the work.

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Ms Eirini Karakatsani received her diploma in Chemical Engineering, her MSc in Computational Mechanics and her PhD in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics from the National Technical University of Athens. She also holds an MBA in Engineering-Economic systems from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, the University of Piraeus and the National Technical University of Athens. During her Ph.D. studies, she has been a post-graduate research fellow of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos". She has also worked as Quality Assurance Manager in the Greek pharmaceutical industry "DEMO". She joined the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) in October 2007.

The award was presented at a special session of the 24th European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics - ESAT, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain from 27 June to 1 July 2009.

 

 

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