"Glaverbel Chem' Award" : second edition

Following a successful first edition, Glaverbel, European leader in production of flat glass, announces its second "Glaverbel Chem'Award" for final-year chemistry students in Belgian universities.

Chemistry is one of the basic disciplines underlying the development of high-tech glass products.

The "Glaverbel Chem'Award 2003" will offer a prize of EUR 2000 to the best thesis for a civil engineer' * degree in chemistry, and EUR 3000 to the best thesis for a chemistry doctorate (excluding biochemistry). The two winners will additionally be offered an internship of 6 to 12 months with the Glaverbel Group R&D Centre.

The winners of the first "Glaverbel Chem' Award" in 2002 were Nathalie Maury for the best thesis for a degree in civil chemical engineering and Wim Laureyn for the best thesis for a doctorate in chemical sciences. Nathalie Maury, a graduate in engineering from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, was awarded the prize for her dissertation on protecting electrogalvanised steel using an environmentally friendly cerium nitrate-based treatment. Wim Laureyn, holder of a doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, received the prize for his physico-chemical study on the use of silanes for the realisation of oxide-based biosensor interfaces.

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