Excellence award goes to non-equilibrium thermodynamics investigation of transport properties
Prof. Øivind Wilhelmsen was granted the 2017 Excellence Award by the Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties in recognition of his thesis research on the heat and mass transport at the interface of nano-droplets. Read more
Dr Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen, who completed his PhD at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) under the supervision of Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis and Associate Professor Kaj Thomsen, has been named the winner of the 2015 EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
Dr Maribo-Mogensen, now a Physical Property Specialist at Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany, successfully modelled an equation of state for electrolytes with applications in the oil and gas industry as part of his research.
He also developed a deeper understanding of the different models currently used for electrostatic interactions, comparing the Debye–Hückel model with the mean spherical approximation (MSA) theory.
EFCE accolade goes to Christoph Held for groundbreaking research in Thermodynamics
A four-year PhD research project has beaten seven other nominations for the prestigious Excellence Award awarded every two years by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
Dr-Ing Christoph Held, 32, of the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, has been recognised for his thesis Measuring and Modelling Thermodynamics Properties of Biological Solutions which, on submission, received the highest possible grade of summa cum laude and has subsequently been published in nine peer-reviewed international journals. Press release
"Dr. Maria Francisco Casal, Spain, is the winner of the Excellence Award in Thermodynamics" "and Transport Properties 2011 of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)." "Her PhD thesis on "Desulfurization of fuel oils by solvent extraction using ionic liquids"," "completed at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, under the supervision of professors" "Alberto Arce and Ana Soto, received the best evaluation in terms of dissemination of knowledge," "originality of the topic, depth of the study, industrial relevance, and impact of the work."
Dr. Eirini Karakatsani, Greece, is the prize winner of the Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2009 of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
Her excellent 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.