Wetsus News 2009 6
Rene Rozendal has received the DOW Energy Dissertation Prize for his Wageningen University/Wetsus dissertation “Hydrogen Production through Biocatalyzed Electrolysis”.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences nominates the candidates for the prize, which includes a certificate and 5.000 euro. Candidates are PhD’s, who did outstanding research for the advancement of sustainable developments in the process industry and especially energy use. In 2007 Rozendal defended his PhD-thesis in Leeuwarden and received the Cum Laude honor for his work. Rene Rozendal has won the Marcel Mulder award in 2006.
The DOW Energy Dissertation Prize ceremony was on November 25, 2009 in The Hague, where the award was presented to prof.dr.ir. Cees Buisman, as supervisor of Rozendal, by Minister van der Hoeven. Rene himself is in Australia, working at the University of Queensland.
Wetsus is of course very honoured by the continuing success of Rozendal’s excellent work and congratulates Rene and Wageningen University with this important award.
University Twente PhD defenses in Leeuwarden
Wetsus PhD's Piotr Długołęcki (Mass transport in reverse electrodialysis for sustainable energy generation, University Twente) and Perry van der Marel (Influence of membrane properties on fouling in MBRs, University Twente) successfully defended their thesis on November 18. Piotr and Perry both chose Leeuwarden to be the location for their defense.
Both young doctors are currently working at innovative participants of the Wetsus network. Piotr Długołęcki has accepted a job at Voltea and Perry van der Marel is employed by Waterlaboratory Noord.
Wetsus Internal Congress
Participants and platform members of Wetsus were informed about the latest research results at the annual Wetsus Internal Congress on November 26.
Global interest for Wetsalt Demonstration site
The international press visited the Wetsalt demonstration site in Harlingen on November 25. Journalists from all over the world were informed about the latest developments in the field of Blue Energy and desalination.