The PANalytical Award supports young scientists
- Published: Jul 7, 2014
- Source: PANalytical
- Channels: X-ray Spectrometry
Almelo, the Netherlands. July 2, 2014.
PANalytical is one of the world’s leading suppliers of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software. The company embarked on an initiative to reward young scientists that have demonstrated innovative thought to their research when using an X-ray analytical technique with a € 5,000 prize. There are no restrictions on the manufacturer of the X-ray equipment that was used.
Ms. Ana Cuesta, affiliated to the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Málaga (Spain) was elected as winner of the PANalytical Award 2013 for her splendid investigation of yeelimite, the most important phase in calcium sulfoaluminate cements. She is currently working on her PhD thesis and plans to invest the prize money in furthering her education. More details about Ms. Cuesta’s prizewinning article are described on www.panalytical.com/award.
The winner of the first PANalytical Award in 2012, Dr. Thomas Bennett, appreciated the international recognition of his work in X-ray diffraction, provided by the award. “Shortly after the award, I was elected to a highly competitive research fellowship at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. I was able to use the PANalytical award as evidence of my international standing, which can prove crucial in setting young academics apart from one another.”
The PANalytical Award has now been launched for the third year in a row. The winner of the award would have published a paper that appeared in print during the period from January 1, 2013 until December 1, 2014 and that demonstrates groundbreaking thinking in a topical field. The prize will be decided by a selection committee that includes established research scientists unaffiliated to PANalytical.
Applying for the award is easy via www.panalytical.com/award, with a closing date of December 1, 2014. Correspondence or questions about the award can be addressed to email@example.com.
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