Crystal Growth Award 2021

Dr. Ricardo Cunha wins the KNCV Piet Bennema Crystal Growth Award 2021

During the Spring meeting on 25 May 2022 Dr. Ricardo Cunha was presented the KNCV Piet Bennema Crystal Growth Award 2021.

The KNCV Piet Bennema Crystal Growth Award 2021 was handed out by Rob Geertman (member of the jury) to Ricardo Cunha for his PhD research performed at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) on “Anaerobic calcium phosphate granulation”. The prize entails a certificate of appreciation and an award of €1000.-. The jury, consisting of Dominique Maes (chair), Rob Geertman and Paul Poodt, selected the PhD thesis of Ricardo Cunha from three nominated PhD theses. One of the two other nominated candidates, Sander Brugman (PhD thesis “The structure of mineral-electrolyte interfaces”, Radboud University Nijmegen), was presented a certificate of honorable mention. The third nominated candidate, Hans Hendrikse (PhD thesis “On the conversion of nanocomposite architectures”, AMOLF),

After the award ceremony, Ricardo closed the symposium with his lecture, presenting the results of his award winning PhD research.

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