Anton Paar research prize goes to Finland and Austria
The first Anton Paar research prize for instrumental analysis and characterization has been granted. The prize money of 20,000 Euro will be divided between two projects that are outstanding both scientifically and in their metrological implementation.
Award-winning projects in the field of measurement technology
Robin Ras and Zhou Quan from Aalto University in Finland convinced the jury with their project for locally resolved measurement of the wettability of surfaces. Johannes Waclawek and Bernhard Lendl from the Technical University of Vienna were awarded for a compact, high-resolution trace gas sensor. A total of 69 projects from 19 countries were submitted for Anton Paar’s first research prize.
About Anton Paar research prize
To be eligible for consideration, proposals needed to focus on new methods and/or applications in instrumental chemical analytics or the physical characterisation of materials and must not been older than two years. Additionally, the proposals should show a high probability of enabling new scientific or industrial products and/or applications. The winners were selected by a jury consisting of representatives from renowned Austrian universities and Anton Paar.