Archive Master's thesis

2016-2017

Maarten Bransen (laudatio in Dutch) is this year's winner (master nanomaterials)

2015-2016

Rick Vreman (winner, master Pharmacy). Thesis title: "Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as a mediator of sugar effects; implications for the health and economic benefits of interventions in the US".
Jochem Wijten: Nanomaterials Science. Thesis title: Development of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic applications.
Roel Wouters: Medicine. Thesis title: Am I my family’s keeper?

2014-2015

Kinanya Pijl (Legal Research Master, Law, Economics and Governance) won the student award in the category ‘Best Master’s Thesis’. The title of her thesis is “ICANN and Human Rights. A quest for safeguards to guarantee an Internet based on international human rights”. Read her laudatio (in Dutch).
Guido van Miert: Theoretical Physics. Thesis title: Tight binding theory of spin-orbit coupling in graphynes.
Kees Mulder: Methodology and Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Thesis title: Extending Bayesian analysis of circular data to comparison of multiple groups

2013-2014

Casper Pranger, alumnus of the Master's programme in Earth Structure and Dynamics (winner, Earth Sciences). Casper carried out research on the current geodynamic state of our planet in the earthquake-prone Banda region of south-western Indonesia. 
Katherine Frederick: Modern History, Social and Economic History. Thesis title: Global Competition in the Local Marketplace: The Impact of Foreign Cotton Cloth Imports on British West African Cotton Textile Industries During the Pre-Colonial and Colonial Eras
Marries van de Hoef: IT, Game and Media Technology. Thesis title: Real-Time Dynamic Radiosity for High Quality Global Illumination

2012-2013

Pablo Acuna Luongo (winner), History and Philosophy of Science, thesis “Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination of Theory Choice”.
Arne Hillebrand, Informatica, Computing Science
Silvia Rietdijk, Methodology and Statistics of the Behavioural and Social Sciences

Look at the movie about the nominees.

2011-2012

Nik de Boer (winner), Legal Research, thesis “Constitutional identity, fundamental rights and the issue of divergent rights standards in the EU”. 
Elma Carvajal Gallardo, Biomedical Images Sciences
Marjolein van Egmond, master Linguistics
Renske ter Wisscha van Scheltinga, Earth Sciences

2010-2011

Jeroen Bouterse (winner), Historical and comparative studies of the sciences and humanities, thesis: ''Fallen into nature. Augustine, Melanchton and the relation between original sin and nature-knowledge''.
Anna Scharschmidt, Economics and Geography.
Milena Tsvetkova, Sociology and Social Research.

2009-2010

Michiel Cottaar (winner), Astrophysics, thesis: "A Model of Coronal Streamers with Underlying Flux Ropes".
Nina Elbers, Chemistry and Physics. 
Robert Flierman, Medieval Studies. 
Marloes van Waijenburg, Comparative History. 

2008-2009

Gerhard Bos (winner), Research master in Philosophy, thesis: "Kant’s critical thoughts on freedom from a contemporary perspective, to what extent are these thoughts of practical philosophical significance for us?".
Remko Hoendervoogt, Research master Physical Geography.
Elisabeth de Bruijn, International research master Medieval Studies.

2007-2008

Femke Marijn Stok (winner), Psychological health, thesis: “Emotional eating: Not the emotion but its regulation explains subsequent eating behavior".
Dennie van Dolder, Sociology and social research.
Wietske Visser, Cognitive artificial intelligence.