In June 2015, the Utrecht-based master's student Theoretical Physics Marianne Knoester won the Eindhoven-Utrecht Science and Technology Student Award 2014-2015.

Knoester received the Award for her research proposal 'Fractals in graphene' regarding the properties and applications of graphene. Within this proposal, she combines theoretical and experimental physics.

By combining theoretical and experimental research, we have learned so many fascinating things about the two dimensional material graphene. Its potential applications are overwhelming

The prize money of 2.500 euros was presented during the annual conference of the strategic alliance between the three knowledge institutions Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology.

The jury was deeply impressed by Marianne Knoester's 'great intellectual capacity'. "Marianne's research proposal does not just use the complementarity of the groups from Eindhoven and Utrecht, but also showcases the importance of combining theoretical and experimental physics in order to continue to fully develop both approaches".

Marianne Knoester, winner of the 'Eindhoven-Utrecht Science and Technology Student Award' 2015.
Marianne Knoester, winner of the 'Eindhoven-Utrecht Science and Technology Student Award' 2015.

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