Biobased Materials graduate wins Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award
During this ceremony the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award has been handed out to Julian Engelhardt. Engelhardt received this award for his research on designing lignin derived mesoporous carbon materials for adsorption applications.
He tried to convert wood waste into high performance materials. The sponge like structure that they created is capable of adsorbing organic matter much as oil and other pollestant from water.
About the Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award
The prize is a cheque of € 500 and is made available by the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM). The award is handed out yearly during the graduation ceremony of the master’s programme in Biobased Materials in July.
This year Assoc. Prof. Yvonne van der Meer (Chairman Educational Program Committee Master Biobased Materials) has been handing out the award to the winner.
Criteria for the best master thesis are:
- Overall mark for the master thesis;
- The contribution to the scientific domain of biobased materials and/or its application;
- The innovative aspects of the topic, as well as the context in which the research was executed.
The Menno Knetsch Master Thesis Award is being set-up in the remembrance of our highly appreciated colleague and friend Menno Knetsch, the first Programme Director of the Master Biobased Materials.