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9 Radboud students win KHMW Young Talent Awards

During the annual presentation of the KHMW Young Talent Awards, nine Radboud students received a distinction. Three master's students won a thesis award, and six first-year students received an encouragement award.

The Dutch Society Awards for Young Talent are awarded annually to promote scientific education in technical and precise subjects. More information about the awards and all winners can be found on the KHMW website (in Dutch).

Graduation Prize winners

Frank de Kleijne

Frank de Kleijne MSc wins the KHMW Young Talent Graduation Prize for Chemistry and Process Technology 2023 worth €3000 for his thesis: New Methods for Detecting and Characterisation of Glycosyl Cations. The thesis in the field of Chemistry was nominated by Dr. Thomas Boltje, Dr. Paul White, and Dr. Luc-Jan Laarhoven.

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Hannah Wichern

Hannah Wichern MSc wins one of the KHMW Graduation Prizes for Astronomy 2023 worth €3000 for her thesis: An Off-axis Short Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Scenario for Extragalactic Fast X-ray Transients. The thesis in the field of Physics & Astronomy was nominated by Dr. Maria Edvige Ravasio and Prof. Dr. Peter Jonker.

Rein Liefferink

Rein Liefferink MSc wins the 2nd prize of the KHMW Young Talent Graduation Prizes for Physics 2023 worth €1000 for his thesis: Ultrafast Skyrmion Nucleation and Topological Fluctuations. The thesis in the field of Physics & Astronomy was nominated by Dr. Johan Mentink and Ir. Emily van Mierlo.

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Encouragement Prize winners

The six first-year students were all nominated by their Bachelor's programmes.

Max Steinke 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Artificial Intelligence worth €500

Hristo Ivanov 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Biology worth €500

Matthijs Muis 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Computing Science and Technical Computing Science worth €500

Sjoerd Eijgenraam 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Physics and Technical Physics worth €500

Serge van den Broek 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Chemistry worth €500

Emma Ex 

KHMW Young Talent Encouragement Award in Mathematics and Technical Mathematics worth €500

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