Research prizes and awards
The departments of the Faculty of Applied Sciences have an excellent reputation for their research. Many of the members of academic staff are prize-winning scientists who received grants from Dutch and European research organisations:
- Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): Veni, Vidi, Vici grants, Rubicon grant.
- European Research Council (ERC): Starting Grant, Advanced Grant.
- Two Vici grants for TU Delft: catalysis (Frank Hollmann) and nanophysics (Lieven Vandersypen)
- NWO Rubicon fellowship for dr. Hannes Bernien
- Vidi grants for Chirlmin Joo, Michael Wimmer and Stephanie Wehner
Other grants and prizes in 2015 were:
- “Candy becomes plastic” is worth a TEDxAmsterdam Award
- Subsidie voor TU Delft en NFI voor onderzoek veiligstellen forensische sporen (only in Dutch)
- Tommaso Lotti wins 2014 Jaap van der Graaf-prize
- Dr. Bernd Rieger and dr. Ferdinand Grozema win ERC Consolidator Grant
- Quantum researcher Ronald Hanson receives Ammodo KNAW Award
- Mark van Loosdrecht elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
- Dr. Frank Hollmann and dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade win ERC Consolidator Grant
- Prof.dr. Jack Pronk selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
- Four Horizon 2020 successes for NERA
- Dr. Steven Flipse receives EU award for innovation tool
- 2015 Physica Prize awarded to Marileen Dogterom
- Honorary doctorate Ghent University for Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht
- Prof. Patricia Osseweijer receives Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship
- FOM grant for Dr. Chirlmin Joo (BN) for his research on the immune system of bacteria
- FOM grant for Dr. Sander Otte (Kavli Institute of Nanoscience) to develop more advanced microscopy techniques
- HFSP Program Grant for the Nynke Dekker Lab
- KNAW Royal Academy Professor Prize for Cees Dekker
- STW funding for ‘Adding Water’ by prof. Ulf Hanefeld en dr. Peter-Leon Hagedoorn
- Three grants for superresolution microscopy research for Jacob Hoogenboom
- ChemE emeritus professor Kemal Hanjalic nominated for the Global Energy Prize
- Roger Sheldon emeritus professor Delft University of Technology nominated for fellow Royal Society in England
- UfD-Leermeesterprijs 2015 for prof.dr. Jack Pronk
- ERC Advanced Grant synthetic cells for Cees Dekker
- Spinoza prize for Mark van Loosdrecht
- Veni grant NWO for Atilla Geresdi
- Vidi grant NWO for Akira Endo
- Vidi grant NWO for Gary Steele
Other grants and prizes in 2014 were:
- Humboldt Research Award for Teun Klapwijk
- Prince of Asturias Award for Alvino Corma; visiting professor and Doctor Honoris Causa
- Dechema Max Buchman Award for Frank Hollmann
- Royal Honours for Cees Dekker and Leo Kouwenhoven
- Honorary member KIVI for Leo Kouwenhoven
- Karel Urbanek Best Student Paper Award for Thomas Verduyn (PhD)
- iGem gold medal, and best microfluidics award
- icon status QuTech
- Foreign member National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for Leo Kouwenhoven
- IPP 'scalable circuits of majorana qubits' Microsoft & FOM
- STW Valorisation Grant for PowerWindow
- HTSM Amtic: 3D-semiconductor materials in sight for Bernd Rieger
- HTSM: Superfast electron beam microscopy for Pieter Kruit
- STW Puma: Using ultrasound to detect atherosclerosis for Martin Verweij
- EU-project for energy efficient CO2 capture for Projectleaders: Freek Kapteijn & Jorge Gascon
- STW open technology programme for Antonia Denkova
- STW nanoscopy for Henny Zandbergen
- ERC Proof of Concept for Ruud van Ommen for his involvement in the use of ultra-thin coatings on nanoparticles
- ERC Starting Grants for Jorge Gascon, Pouyan Boukany, Grégory Schneider
- ERC Advanced Grant for Teun Klapwijk for his research into image resolution
- ERC Advanced Grant for Marileen Dogterom for her research project into internal biological cell organization
- VIDI Grant for Rienk Eelkema for his research "Steering smart materials with catalysts"
- VIDI Grant for Jorge Gascon for his research "Enzyme mimics for bright energy future"
- VENi Grant for Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam for her research "Realtime tracking of toxin invasion"
- VENI Grant for Wilson Smith for his research "Solar fuels for a sustainable future"
- VENI Grant for Volkert van Steijn for his research "Scouting for micro-organisms in micro droplets"
- VENI Grant for Enrique Burzuri for his research "Graphene and molecules for quantum computation"
- VENI Grant for Tim Taminiau for his research "Rectifying quantum errors"
Other grants and prizes in 2013 were:
- Distinguished lecturer 2013 AEESP Mark van Loosdrecht
- Royal Honours for Teun Klapwijk for his ground-breaking and cutting-edge academic work
- STW Valorisation Grant for Fokko Mulder for his resarch "Long life battery for on-grid storage"
- Innovation Award for Jacob Hoogenboom, Pieter Kruit, Christiaan Zonnevylle and Andries Effting
- UfD Leermeesterprijs for Pieter Kruit for his excellence as a scientist, lecturer and entrepreneur
- Teacher of the year TNW Volkert van Steijn
- Luckhurst-Samulski Prize for Stephen Picken for ‘Uniaxial to biaxial nematic phase transition in a bent-core theromotropic liquid crystal by polarising microscopy’
- Simon Stevin Meesterprijs for Mark van Loosdrecht for successfully connect excellent research to socially relevant issues and applications
- FOM Valorisation Prize for Freek Beekman (only in Dutch)
- Emmy Noether Award for Nynke Dekker
- ExxonMobil European Science & Engineering Award for Jorge Gascon for his outstanding contribution to the field of Separation Techniques and Separation Modeling in Petrochemistry
- "Zwaartekracht" subsidy for Mark van Loosdrecht (only in Dutch)
- DEI Energy grant for Koen Hooning to improve power window
- Bèta Techniek Award for Shokoufeh Cheheili Sobbi
- Best Environmental Thesis of 2012 for Mari Winkler for the combination of two TU Delft technologies
- iGEM Golden Medal for 7 students
- ERC Advanced Grant for Herre van der Zant (QN/MED) for his research 'Controlling Molecular Spin at the Molecular Scale’
- ERC Starting Grant for Nynke Dekker (BN) for her research 'What stops DNA replication?'
- ERC Starting Grant for Francesco Pedaci (BN) for his research ‘Optical Torque Wrench’
- ERC Starting Grant for Chirlmin Joo (BN) for his research ‘More insight into RNA'
- ERC Starting Grant for Val Zwiller (QN) for his research 'Communication with individual photons'
- ERC Starting Grant for Ronald Hanson (QN) for his research 'The quantum properties of spins'
- ERC Starting Grant for Marnix Wagemaker (R3) for his research 'The fundamentals of lithium batteries’
- ERC Synergy Grant for Leo Kouwenhoven(QN) et al. for building block quantum computer
- VIDI Grant for Christophe Danelon (BN) for his research ‘Constructing a minimal cell’
- VIDI Grant for Sander Otte (QN) for his research ‘Building with individual atoms'
- VIDI Grant for Marlies Goorden (R3) for her research ‘The focus on tumours’
- VENI Grant for Kristina Djanashvili (BT) for her research ‘Nanoparticles with a giga-mission: identify and deactivate tumour!’
- VENI Grant for Roxanne Kieltyka (ChemE) for her research ‘Nucleic acids beyond the genetic code’
- VENI Grant for Pierre Barthelemy (QN) for his research ‘Using electrons to stimulate electrons’
Other grants in 2012 were:
- Spinoza Premium for Mike Jetten (BT) for his research on extraordinary microbes, which he discovered in unusual biotopes and specializes in slow-growing, anaerobic bacteria
- Valorisation Grant for Dries Gisolf (IST) for his nonlinear full waveform inversion for reservoir characterisation
- Valorisation Grant for Lieven Vandersypen (QN) for his research ‘IVVI-rack Advanced Measurement Instrumentation for Nano-Electronics’
- Lead Scientist Grant of 3.6 M€ from the Russian Federation for Professor Kemo Hanjalic (MSP) for his computer simulations and laser diagnostics at the Novosibirsk State University
- ISNSCE Nanoscience Prijs 2012 for Cees Dekker (BN) for his research of outstanding discoveries and contributions to the field of biomolecular nanoscale science and nanotechnology
- IWA East Asia Project Innovation Honour Award for Mark van Loosdrecht (BT) for a collaborative project aimed at integrating salt water into the urban water cycle
- Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012 for Mark van Loosdrecht (BT) for his contributions to sustainable wastewater purification technology
- NWO grants for Koen van Dongen, Martin Verweij (IST) and Akira Endo (QN) for the next generation medical ultrasound scanners and the development of a chip to observe young galaxies
- Royal decoration Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion for Pieter Kruit (IST) for his work as a scientist, entrepreneur and mentor and for his great contribution to society
- STW’s ‘Perspective for Top Sectors’ for Wiro Niessen (IST) and Jacob Hoogenboom (IST) for their research Population imaging genetics (ImaGene) and Microscopy Valley
- European physics prize for Ronald Hanson (QN) to promote his outstanding achievements in physical sciences research and to support his career development
- Prestigious Heike Kamerlingh Onnes prize for Teun Klapwijk (QN) for his outstanding experiments that illuminate the nature of superconductivity
- Best Presentation Prize for Akira Endo (QN) for "DESHIMA: On-chip Filterbank Spectrometer for Submillimeter Wave Cosmology"
- International Development and Support of Design and Technology Award for Marc de Vries (SEC) for his international contribution to scientific research in the area of didactics
- UfD-EBN Geo Energy Master Award 2012 for Vipul Khosla (MSc-student ChemE) for his Master End Project ‘Visual Investigation of Annular Flow Dynamics and the Effect of Wall Wettability’
- Shell Master Prijs for Maarten de Nier (MSc-student ChemE) for his technological innovation to stimulate talented young people to reflect and to work on technological solutions for a sustainable future
- Second Prize of the ‘Nederlandse Gasnunie Industrie Prijs 2012’ for Pieter Prickaerts (MSc-student MSP) for his Master End Project ‘Controlling the Split of Two Phase Gas-Liquid Flow from a single Flowline to a Dual Riser
- NWO-ZonMW Grant for Wiro Niessen (IST/QI) because of improved methods for early diagnosis of chronic heart diseases
- LST-student Robert Mans best graduate TU Delft
- Casimir PhD positions won by Julia Cramer and Chris Smiet
- Shell Young Talent Graduation Prize for Bas Hensen for his exceptional graduation thesis on quantum bits in diamond
- Golden medal for TU Delft iGEM team in European iGEM Jamboree
- New PhD projects on 'Hot electrons in cool nanocrystals'
- Association Medal for Leo Kouwenhoven for his outrageous work in the experimental physics on quantundots and Q-bits (only in Dutch)
- UfD Best PhD Candidate Award 2012 for Hannes Bernien (QN/QT) because of his acceleration in his doctoral research
- Entrepreneurial Scientist Award TU Delft for Geert-Jan Witkamp (Only in Dutch)
- DBKna prize for Physics teachers for lesson material they developed as an excellently concrete product that contributes to methodological innovation in the areas of physics and chemistry
- "Zwaartekracht" subsidy for Cees Dekker for the research programme "NanoFront"
- ERC Starting Grant for Ruud van Ommen (ChemE) for his research about the ‘Use of ultra-thin coatings on nanoparticles’
- VICI Grant for Erik Bakkers (QN/TU/e) for his research about the ‘Growth of Semiconductor nanowires’ (only in Dutch)
- VENI Grant for Rutger Hermsen (BN) for his research ‘Evolution in heterogeneous environments’
- VENI Grant for Vlad Pribiag (QN) for his research on ‘Nanowire Qubits’
- Rubicon grant for Job Boekhoven (ChemE) for his research ‘Smart microcapsules for new brain tissue’
- Rubicon grant for Ferry Prins (QN) for his research ‘Opto-electronic component at nano scale’
- Rubicon grant for Aartjan te Velthuis (BN) for his research 'Influenza virus replication per second'
Other grants in 2011 were:
- Valorisation Prize FOM for Pieter Kruit (IST) for his research on electron and ion optics and his active role in the valorisation of this knowledge in an industrial context
- EU grant for Frans Vos (IST) and consortium for better monitoring of Crohn’s disease using MRI
- DEMO Award for Bob Ursem (BT) for Particulate Matter Reduction System to apply finedust in operating rooms
- Unilever Researchprijs 2011 for Leonie Marang (BT) for her research ‘Substrate influences on the production of polyhydroxybutyrate by aerobic mixed culture fermentation’
- Royal Award for Mark van Loosdrecht (BT) for his exceptional academic performance in the field of environmental biotechnology
- Predicate 'Royal’ for Dutch Society for Microbiology (BT) because of it’s important cradle of modern microbiology and the home of pioneering microbiologist Beijerinck
- Jaap van der Graaf Award for Merle de Kreuk (BT) for her article about ‘Behavior of polymeric substrates in an aerobic granular sludge system’
- UfD-Leermeester Prize 2011 for Harrie van den Akker (MSP) because of his acceleration in quality of his/hers research and education
- Best TU Delft Graduate 2011 for Jerome Schalkwijk (MSP) because of the two striking steps in his cloud research
- Valorisation Grant STW for Val Zwiller (QN) for his research Superconductiong single photon detectors
- Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship for Tim Taminiau (QN) for his research about Quantum Teleportation of Remote Solid-state Spins (QTORRS)
- Marie Curie Intra International Outgoing Fellowship for Stephan Nadj-Perge (QN) for his research about Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of topological interfaces for future spintronics (TOPOSPIN)
- Shell Graduation Prize for Tim Baart (QN) on Physics
- Fritz London Memorial Prize for Hans Mooij (QN) for his excellent state of reseach
- Delft Innovation Award TU Delft for Bert Wolterbeek and Peter Bode (R3) with ‘Chemical Separation of 99Mo’
- Hevesy Medal Award 2011 for Peter Bode (R3) who was selected by the Medal Award Selection Panel 2011 (HMASP-11) as well as the International Committee on Activation Analysis / Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (ICAA/MTAA)
- Hendrik Casimir Prize for Rianne van den Berg as best MSC-student
- Spin-off Eternal Sun Benelux won by Stefan Roest (SET) in finals international Be.Project
- Prof. Henny Zandbergen (Quantum Nanoscience) has been awarded for an ERC Advanced Grant with a maximum of € 3,5 million euros for his reseach ’In-situ NanoElectrical Measurements in a Transmission Electron Microscope'.
- Prof. Nynke Dekker (Bionanoscience) has been awarded for € 1,5 million euros for her research ‘Developing technology that allows researchers to observe individual molecules inside a living cell’.
- Dr. Leonardo DiCarlo (Quantum Nanoscience) for his work on the measurement and monitoring of individual quantum systems.
- Dr. Mohanchand Plandugu (Radiation, Radionuclides & Reactors) for ’Looking into methods for developing new self-repairing steel’.
- Dr. Akira Endo (Quantum Nanoscience) for ‘Developing a huge network of superconductive, far infrared detectors to see how things were tens of billions of years ago’.
- Dr. Aleksey Korcherzhenko (Chemical Engineering) for ‘Effects of the Environment on Charge and Energy Transport in Molecular Materials’.
- Dr. Menno Poot (Quantum Nanoscience) for ‘Optics in Motion’.
- Dr. Rami Barends (Quantum Nanoscience) for ‘Solving memory loss in superconducting quantum circuits’.
Other grants in 2010 were:
- Valorisaton Grant for R3 luminescence dating.
- Kristina Djanashvili (BT) wins DEWIS award for best PhD candidate Delft University of Technology.
- Micro-organism named after Prof. Lex Scheffers (BT).
- ITEEA Academy of Fellows membership Award for Marc de Vries (SEC).
- Royal Honours for Prof. Hanjalic (MSP) and Yoka Boshoff (BT).
- Marlies Kampschreur (BT) wins Jaap van der Graaff prize.
- Roger Sheldon (BT) receives Biocat Award en Green Chemistry award.
- Paper Stephen Picken (ChemE) in Commemorative Issue dedicated to Alfred Saupe of the journal Liquid Crystals.
- Poster Award for Viviane dos Santos (ChemE).
- Fellowship Young Energy Scientists for Andrea Baldi (ChemE).
- Canan Gücüyener (ChemE) wins ENMIX poster award.
- MSP was presented with the 1st Wim Nieuwpoort Award because of the strength of their atmosphere simulations 'High Resolution Simulation of Turbulent Atmospheric Boundary Layers' on the Huygens super computer at the SARA High Performance Computing and e-Science Support Centre (only Dutch).
- Projects from Prof.dr.ir. L.P. Kouwenhoven (QN), Dr.ir. J.P. Hoogenboom (IST), Prof.dr.ir. G.E.W.Bauer (QN), Prof.dr.ir. B.J. van Wees (QN), Prof.dr.ir. H.S.J. van der Zant (QN), Dr. J.M. Thijssen (QN), Dr. R. Hanson (QN) have recently been awarded a total of 5.3 Mln Euro in the 'FOM-Projectruimte'.
- Miriam Blaauboer (QN) nominated for Best teacher TU Delft.
- Freek Beekman (R3) obtained Frost & Sullivan Award.
- Freek Beekman (R3) also won the Delft Entrepreneurial Scientist Award 2010.
- Dr. Schaart (R3) and international collaborators received the Physics in Medicine & Biology 2009 Prize for the Highest Cited Paper 2004-2009 for the paper entitled, “GATE: a simulation toolkit for PET and SPECT.
- Prof. Pieter Dorenbos (R3) won Award Journal of Luminescence Top Cited Article 2005-2010 ‘The Eu3+ charge transfer energy and the relation with the band gap of compounds’.
- Outstanding Reviewer Award for Dr. Bas Geelhoed (R3).
- Bart Sjenitzer (R3) won a Student Award on the SNA+MC2010-conference about Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo in Tokyo with ‘A Monte Carlo Method for Calculation on the Dynamic Behavior of Nuclear Reactors’.
- Frits Klaver (R3) wins Young Wild Idea award.
- Egbert Balsma wins J.B. Westerdijkprize.
- SET student Mighael Vroom wins award for sustainable solution.
- Huygens Talentprogram by NUFFIC granted to students Applied Sciences.
- The Hendrik Casimir prize for MSc AP students TU Delft and Physics University of Leiden.
- Prof. Cees Dekker (Bionanoscience) has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euro for reasearch at the cutting edge of ‘Nanostructures for biology'.
- Dr. Ferdinand Grozema (Chemical Engineering) hreceived an ERC Starting Grant of 1.2 million euro for reasearch on new molecules that can be applied in organic solar cells.
- Dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade (Biotechnology) for 'Synthetical glycolyse in bakkersgist'.
- Dr. Ferdinand Grozema (Chemical Engineering) for 'Exploiting quantum interference effect in molecular scale electronics'.
- Dr. Rienk Eelkema (Chemical Engineering) for 'Plastic folding on a molecular scale'.
- Dr.ir. Willem van Dorp (Imaging Physics) for 'The electron beam as atomic pencil'.
- Dr. Jorge Gascon (Chemical Engineering) for 'NEXT CAT-HOIF: designing the next generation of solid catalysts'.
- Dr. Arjan Houtepen (Chemical Engineering) for 'Conducting light and power with nanocrystals'.
- Dr. Jan Lipfert (Bionanoscience) for 'DNA Twists and Shouts'.
- Dr. Gary Steele (Quantum Nanoscience) for 'Coupling light, electrons, and nano-mechanical motion'.
- Prof. Leo Kouwenhoven (Quantum Nanoscience) has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.
- Dr. Lieven Vandersypen (Quantum Nanoscience) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.
- Prof. Mike Jetten (Biotechnology) has been awarded for his reasearch proposal on 'Anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria'.
- Dr. Lieven Vandersypen (Quantum Nanoscience) for 'Using entangled electron spins for calculation'.
- Dr. Serge Lemay (Bionanoscience) for 'Measuring molecules one by one'.
- Dr. Nika Akopian (Quantum Nanoscience) for 'Single-photon controller for light’.
- Dr. Enrique Jimenez-Melero (Radiation Radionuclides Reactors) for ‘Self-reinforced metals for environmentally friendly cars'.
- Dr. Ronald Hanson (Quantum Nanoscience) for 'Quantum-mechanical calculation at room temperature'.
- Dr. Marnix Wagemaker (Radiation Radionuclides Reactors) ror 'How can small be better?'
- Dr.ir. Aurèle Adam (Imaging Science & Technology) for 'Taming terahertz surface waves'.
- Dr.ir. Martin Rohde (Radiation Radionuclides Reactors) for 'Nature helps innovative nuclear power station'.
- Ir. Jadviga Tatur (Biotechnology) for her research for 'Understaning the structure of proteins, of great importance for the development of new medications'.
- Dr. Alberto Morpurgo (Quantum Nanoscience):'Relativistic electrons on a chip'.
- Prof. Paul Planken (Imaging Science & Technolgy): 'Towards a terahertz near-field microscope'.
- Dr. Cristian Picioreanu (Biotechnology): 'Calculating microbial conversations'.
- Dr. Jakob Wallinga (Radiation Detection and Matter): 'Casting light on the power of water'.
- Dr. Val Zwiller (Quantum Nanoscience): 'Nano-opto-electronics with individual photons and individual electrons'.
- Dr. Marijn van Huis MSc (Quantum Nanoscience): 'Playing with stability'.
- Dr. Michiel Kreutzer (Chemical Engineering): 'Shooting pulses onto catalyst chips'.
- Dr. Kevin O’Neill (Quantum Nanoscience): 'Individual molecules as a light source'.
- Peter Prinsen (Biotechnology): 'How large is a large RNA molecule?'
- Dr. Herre van der Zant (Quantum Nanoscience): 'Mechanics in the quantum world'.
- Prof. dr. Wiro Niessen (Imaging Science & Technology): 'Cardiovascular diseases under the microscope'.
- Dr. Fredrik Creemer (Quantum Nanoscience): 'Live pictures from the nanoworld'.
- Dr. Jessica Kroeze (Chemical Engineering): 'Border controls for electrical charges'.
- Dr. Ruud van Ommen (Chemical Engineering) for 'Optimalisation of floating powder.
- Dr. Ferdinand Grozema (Chemical Engineering) for 'Self-organising molecules for electronics'.
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