Paul Roell Medal Goes to India
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In April 2014, the winners of the 2013 Zwick Science Award received their awards during the fifth Zwick Academia Day, held at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. The specialist technical setting was provided by lectures on testing lightweight materials.
This year’s winner of the Paul Roell medal, together with the first prize of € 5,000, is Debrupa Lahiri of the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee. Debrupa Lahiri received her Master’s Degree in Technology from the IIT Kanpur and her PhD from Florida International University. In her paper, she describes the bonding characteristics between carbon nanotubes and substrates. The findings can, for example, be applied to coating technologies for endoprostheses to enable better embedding of them in human tissue.
The second prize this year went to a paper from the United Kingdom, while two scientists, one from the USA and one from Germany, made an equally strong impression on the international jury, with the result that they shared third place.
Entries for the Zwick Science Award are invited once again this year. The closing date for submissions is the end of November 2014.