2012 Scientific Award
Each year Umicore grants a “Umicore Scientific Award” for a PhD-thesis presented at an University in the European Economic Area. This award amounts to 10.000 euro. Also 3 MSc-thesis awards of 2.500 euro each are granted to MSc graduates of Belgian universities.
Umicore aims to highlight the crucial role fundamental academic research has to play in industry and society as a whole: the scientific quest for intelligent clean tech solutions can help turn our society into a sustainable one.
Umicore attaches great importance to the high scientific standard of the award and would therefore like to thank its partners (both Belgian fund for scientific research, FWO and FNRS, for selecting the laureates and ensuring the scientific excellence of the awards.
Umicore has awarded its 2012-Umicore Scientific award to Niels Verellen.