David Fernandez Rivas heeft woensdagavond een prijs in de wacht gesleept. Zowel de vakjury als het publiek viel voor de bezieling van de universitair docent van de UT en bekroonden hem met de Prins Friso Ingenieursprijs 2021.
David Fernandez Rivas won a prize on Wednesday night. Both the professional jury and the public fell for the inspiration of the UT associate professor and awarded him with the Prins Friso Ingenieursprijs 2021 (Prince Friso Engineering Prize).
David Fernandez Rivas, assistant professor at the MESA+ Institute, has been selected to join the Global Young Academy (GYA). ‘I feel honoured. Being a member gives you the possibility to talk on behalf of the global community of young scientists and serve our society with more impact.’
Two UT researchers have been awarded the ERC Starting Grant. David Fernandez Rivas received the maximum amount of € 1.5 million for his project focused on the development of needle-free injections. His fellow scientist Monica Morales Masis has been granted additional funding and obtained the total of € 1.75 million for her research aiming to create new materials.
‘We can use our skin as a platform to improve the quality of our lives,’ says UT researcher David Fernandez Rivas. He wants to explore the possibilities of skin-based technology, including novel types of tattoos. To that end, he is organizing an event ‘The Future Under Our Skin’, which he hopes will result in a new research consortium.
Solar-hydrogen technologies could provide the sustainable energy source of the future. How do we ensure that they are used in our everyday lives? Together with experts from all over the world, UT researcher David Fernandez Rivas answers this question - in an article that made it onto the October cover of the prestigious journal Energy & Environmental Science.