We congratulate Robert Voeten with his second place in the competition for the best HLO chemistry thesis of 2015.
On 13 October, during ‘de avond van de Chemie’ de KNCV Gouden Spatel was awarded for the best HLO chemistry thesis. Robert Voeten, a current MSc+ student and former ASTP student, won the second place with his HLO chemistry thesis.
For his thesis he conducted a study at DSM Resolve and Sabic on the combination and integration of two analytical techniques (Raman Spectroscopy en Differential Scanning Calorimetry). Robert mentioned that his project was a "Fundamental study on the crystallization behavior of isotactic polypropylene with a hyphenated Raman-DSC prototype.A simultaneous crystallization study was performed offline with conventional DSC, Fast Scanning Calorimetry (FSC), Dispersive-Raman and X-ray diffraction (XRD) in order to understand and unravel the crystallization behavior of polypropylene and determine the feasibility of the Raman-DSC."
The jury was very positive about the level of independence, accuracy and persistence of the nominees: ‘These students will achieve a good career in chemistry”.