The VUB's ICT4D OpenClinic project was nominated for the Digital for Development (D4D) award. The award is a two-yearly initiative from the Royal Museum of Middle-Africa with support from the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD). The Digital for Development prize awards initiatives which use digitalisation and (new) technologies in an innovative way to support sustainable development goals.
Ir. Ing. Sam Wouters (promotor: Prof. Dr. Sebastiaan Eeltink) of the Department of Chemical Engineering received the “2nd Poster Award” at the 14th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-14) in Ghent, Belgium. Sam Wouters won the award for his contribution entitled “Optimization of Microfluidic Membrane Suppressor Designs for Ion-Exchange Chromatography: Characterization and Hyphenation with On-Chip Conductivity Detection”.
Jolien Vervloet (PhD candidate of the department MEMC-VUB) won this year the concrete prize of the “Belgische betongroepering” with her thesis “Characterization of the bond between TRC and concrete by a double-lap shear test”, promoted by professor dr. ir. Tine Tysmans.
Professor Christopher Kuner of VUB’s Brussels Privacy Research Hub was recently presented with the Best Consumer Supporter award and medal of the Japanese government’s Consumer Affairs Agency. The award celebrates services to Japanese consumers. It was granted to professor Kuner because of his expertise in data protection law and his promotion of the EU’s data protection law in Japan. Japan is currently reforming its privacy law – with the invaluable assistance of foreign experts like Prof.
During a ceremony in Berlin on 4 December 2014, four VUB stem cell researchers received the German Federal Republic’s award for animal welfare. They were awarded for their research concerning the use of human skin stem cells, which are transformed into liver cells. These cells are then used to screen for drug-induced liver injury.
On the fourth edition of the TML thesisprize, organised by Transport & Mobility Leuven, Yannick became second laureate. He wrote his thesis, titled ‘searching optimal locations for intermodal terminals: a GIS-analysis for Belgium’, with supervision of Prof. Cathy Macharis and Drs. Dries Meers of research group MOBI and Prof. Frank Canters and Dr. Tim Van de Voorde of the Geography department.