Matteo Bianchini winner of the third PANalytical Award

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  • Published: Jun 26, 2015
  • Source: PANalytical
  • Channels: X-ray Spectrometry
thumbnail image: Matteo Bianchini winner of the third PANalytical Award

The annual award recognizes innovative X-ray analytical research by young scientists.

24 June 2015, Almelo, the Netherlands.

Mr. Matteo Bianchini, affiliated to three French research institutions, was elected as the winner of the PANalytical Award 2014. His article about a potential new Li-ion system was listed by all 5 jury members as their number one. The jury was impressed by the comprehensive investigation which was carried out with a masterful understanding of crystallography. Mr. Bianchini is currently finalizing his PhD at the University of Amiens (France) and will use the prize money to support him while looking for new scientific challenges abroad.

Mr. Bianchini will receive the PANalytical Award at this year’s European Crystallography Meeting (ECM) in Rovinj, Croatia on 26 August where he will present his work to the professional community. More details about the award-winning article and its author can be found on

PANalytical, world’s leading supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, seeks to reward early-career scientists who 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 laboratory X-ray equipment that was used.

The PANalytical Award 2015 is now open for submissions. Applicants must publish a paper in print during the period 1 January 2014 until 1 December 2015 that demonstrates groundbreaking thinking in a topical field and required the use of a laboratory X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence or X-ray scattering instrument as the primary analytical technique. The prize will be decided by a selection committee that includes established research scientists unaffiliated to PANalytical.

Applying for the award is easy via, with a closing date of 1 December 2015. Correspondence or questions about the award can be addressed to

About PANalytical

PANalytical’s mission is to enable people to get valuable insight into their materials and processes. Our customers can be found in virtually every industry segment, from building materials to pharmaceuticals and from metals and mining to nanomaterials. The combination of our software and instrumentation, based on X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as well as pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA), provides our customers with highly reliable and robust elemental and structural information on their materials and is applied in scientific research and industrial process and quality control. PANalytical employs over 1,000 people worldwide. The company’s headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the US, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (X-ray tubes), in Nottingham, UK (XRF applications and standards), in Quebec, Canada (fusion sample preparation) and in Boulder CO, US (near-infrared instruments). For more information, please visit for more information about our activities.

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