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Borealis Student Innovation Award 2010 Recipients Announced
27-01-2011: Borealis has selected the 2010 recipients of its Borealis Student Innovation Award. The award recognises the most innovative research papers on polyolefins, olefins or melamine for masterâ€™s and doctorate degree students. The winners were presented with an award, certificate and monetary prize at Borealisâ€™ annual Innovation Day on January 20 in Porvoo, Finland.
The 2010 winner of the Borealis Student Innovation Award for the best doctoral graduate thesis is Dr. Vassileios Touloupides for his research on â€śMathematical Modeling and Simulation of an Industrial Î±-Olefins Catalytic Slurry Loop Reactor Series.â€ť Dr. Touloupides is a Greek citizen who graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He continued his studies as a PhD candidate and is currently attending medical school also at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dr. Touloupidesâ€™ findings were published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering and submitted to Molecules. He received a monetary award of EUR 5,000.
At the masterâ€™s degree level, Jukka Rasanen was awarded the Borealis Student Innovation Award for his master thesis â€śOptimisation of the Recovery Section of a Polyolefin Catalyst Manufacturing Process.â€ť Mr. Rasanen is a Finnish citizen and graduated from Lappeenranta University of Technology in Lappeenranta, Finland with a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering. He continued his studies at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in the area of Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Professor L. Vamling (Chalmers), K. Nyfors (Borealis) and M. Lylykangas (Borealis). His findings led to one patent application in the area of catalyst production technology. Mr. Rasanen received a monetary award of EUR 3,000 for his research.
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