The Metrohm jubilee year 2018 culminates with a highlight: The three winners of the global competition for the Metrohm Young Chemist Award have been nominated and invited to visit Metrohm International Headquarters in Switzerland.
Metrohm has always valued the spirit of innovation and believes in the value of novel research performed by young scientists. Throughout this year, young chemist all over the world had the chance to apply with their research and compete for the Metrohm Young Chemist Award in their home countries. Overall, more than 30 countries entered their winners into the global competition.Three winners were selected from the pool of the winners of the national competitions:
- Ms. Antonella Giarra (Università Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento die Scienze Chimice) was selected for her thesis on the «Determination of levoglucosan deposited on PM10 filters»
- Ms. Sophia Oukala (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes) convinced the board with her research on the «Development of electrochemical methods based on microsensors for the analysis of the actors intervening in the stability of the oil bases»
- Dr. Bibekananda De (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) was selected for his research on the «Design of a single fiber based cable type flexible lithium micro battery»
Antonella, Sophia, and Bibekananda will visit Metrohm International Headquarters and Switzerland during the first week of December, 2018. After presenting their research during a dedicated award ceremony, they will go on a guided tour through Switzerland. On this tour, they will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world, and other prime destinations. Due to the success of the Metrohm Young Chemist Award, several national Metrohm sales organizations will continue this competition on a national level next year.