This year's MRC Graduate Symposium and the Awarding of the
MRC Prize took place on June 7, 2012. More than 200 participants joined for a
day filled with lively discussions and many excellent talks and posters. We
congratulate the two poster prize winners, Roman Grisch (D-MATL) and Sarah
The poster session was combined with the exhibition of 25 very attractive research images submitted by materials scientists from ETH Zurich and Empa. The audience was invited to vote for their favorite image, which resulted in the following ranking:
The late afternoon was then dedicated to the awarding of the Materials Research Prize 2012. The six finalists, Matthias Fuhr, Henning Galinski, Orane Guillaume-Gentil, Georgios Sotiriou, Haifeng Sun and Joanna Wong, presented their PhD projects in a very convincing way. We thank all the finalists for their presentations and congratulate the winner, Orane Guillaume-Gentil!
The following industry apéro, an excellent opportunity to network with a selection of companies interested in materials scientists, included representatives from Dow, Phonak, Sika, Plansee, 3M and Biotronik. Later on, the day was brought to a close by a common dinner.
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