LAST MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, FIVE S&T STUDENTS RECEIVED THE KHMW YOUNG TALENT GRADUATION AWARD. A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT THAT WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF AS A FACULTY!
Lou Kanger, Master's student in Applied Physics, KHMW Young Talent Graduation Award for Physics 2023, 1st prize:
Lou worked on optical frequency combs, a Nobel Prize-winning invention that enables the use of light for precise measurements of time and distance. In his master's project, Lou explored frequency combs integrated on a single chip and developed innovative ways to test them for applications in next-generation radio communication. David Marpaung: "I found Lou to be highly talented in both physics and engineering. In his master's project, he demonstrated a deep understanding of nonlinear optical physics, as well as practical aspects, including building a complex measurement setup and automating their operation with advanced algorithms. He is also a great person with a positive aura and energy for the entire group. These qualities also shine in his current role at one of the most exciting start-up companies in the field of frequency combs in Switzerland."
Jinte de Bree, KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Biomedical Technology:
Katja Haijkens: "In addition to achieving excellent grades, Jinte is also an enthusiastic and engaged student. This is evident from her role in educational projects, but also outside her studies, where she is active and involved. For example, she is part of the board of a sports association."
Lucie Gerstner, KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Chemical Science & Technology:
Leonie Krab-Hüsken: "Lucie is a serious student who performs very well in the programme. Now, in her second year, she has also become a Learning Assistant and guides first-year project groups. We are very pleased with her at CSE and congratulate her warmly on this well-deserved prize!"
Anke de Haan, KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Physics and Applied Physics:
Sissi de Beer: "Anke has achieved the highest grades in her entire cohort and is also active within the Education Quality Committee. We are incredibly proud of her!"
Stian Busscher, KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Mathematics and Technical Mathematics:
Sissi de Beer: "Stian was nominated by Applied Mathematics (AM) because he had the highest grades of all first-year AM students. An exceptional achievement!"
It was a festive day full of award ceremonies at the Hodshon House in Haarlem. In three sessions, a total of 20 thesis awards were presented to master's students and 67 encouragement awards to first-year students. The awards were presented by Ad IJzerman, secretary of natural and medical sciences at KHMW, Wim Drees, secretary of humanities and social sciences at KHMW, and Linda Hovius.
We wish the award winners much success in their further development!