The winner of the 2019 Overijssel PhD Award was announced during the Dies Natalis ceremony today. The prize went to UT researcher Tom Kamperman for his doctoral thesis in the field of tissue engineering.
Xiaojue Zhu became the most recent winner of the Overijssel PhD Award. The UT graduate conducted his PhD research at the Physics of Fluids Group and won the prize thanks to his thesis titled ‘Taylor-Couette and Rayleigh-Bénard turbulence: the role of the boundaries’. Zhu received the award during the Dies Natalis ceremony in the Waaier today.
In honor of the UT’s 56th birthday, the annual Dies Natalis celebration took place today in the Waaier. The theme of this year’s Dies ceremony was ‘Contribute, Connect, Create’ because, as rector Thom Palstra explained: ‘It is of great importance for the University of Twente that we ‘contribute, connect and create’ in areas with a global urgency.’
This year’s Overijssel PhD Award was awarded to Dong Nguyen for her thesis titled ‘Text as social and cultural data: a computational perspective on variation in text’.
The Waaier building at the UT filled up with talent today, as the University of Twente celebrated its 55th Dies Natalis. This ceremony included many memorable moments: the appointment of the UT’s new rector Thom Palstra, the award of four honorary doctorates, prestigious scientific prizes and a special honor for Ed Brinksma.
Desirée van Dun van de faculteit BMS is de winnaar van de Overijssel PhD-Award. Ze nam de prijs, en een cheque van 5000 euro, in ontvangst tijdens de dies natalis.
'We do excellent things here at the University of Twente, but the world doesn´t know enough about us. Dave Blank will help us overcome this challenge,' Rector Magnificus, Ed Brinksma, introduced Dave Blank, who delivered this year´s Dies Natalis lecture, in which he focused on improving the reputation of the UT.
Renske van Wijk won vrijdag tijdens de dies natalis de Overijssel PhD-award. Van Wijk – die onderzoek deed naar het nut van helmen om schedelafplatting bij baby’s tegen te gaan – ontving een cheque ter waarde van 5000 euro.