Krzysztof Trzaskus wins ‘Best PhD paper of the year 2016’ award of the Twente Water Centre.


During the 2016 Twente Water Week Krzysztof Trzaskus is awarded for his paper ‘Towards controlled fouling and rejection in dead-end microfiltration of nanoparticles – Role of electrostatic interactions’ in the Journal of Membrane Science. A jury choose the winning paper among four nominated papers. The other nominees were Cesar Casiano Flores, Joep van der Zanden, and Abebe Chukulla. Though the jury observed that all papers could have won the price, in the end they awarded Krzysztof Trzaskus for his paper and inspiring presentation.


The Twente Water Centre ‘Best PhD paper of the year’ aims to promote interest in PhD research in water. Additionally it emphasizes the importance of publishing research findings in early stages of the academic careers of PhD candidates. The jury of the Twente Water Centre is staffed by Gül Özerol, Antoine Kemperman, Marcela Brugnach, Pieter Roos and Suhyb Salama.

The process of pre-selecting nominees and papers is taken care of by the Scientific Program Committee of the Twente Water Centre.

The winning paper can be found at the UT publications Website or via Science Direct at

For more information on Trzaskus’ project, please contact Antoine Kemperman (, +31-53-4892956).