2022 “Maria-Flytzani-Stephanopoulos” Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award Recipient
The recipient of the 2022 “Maria-Flytzani-Stephanopoulos” Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award is Dr. Kostas Pyrgakis for his PhD thesis entitled “Integrated Design of Biorefineries”.

The School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the “Maria-Flytzani-Stephanopoulos” Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award in memoriam of Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, a prominent Greek Chemical Engineer in Academia and graduate of NTUA (Chemical Engineering, 1973), who passed away on October 29, 2019. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she was also Distinguished Professor and the Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability of the Tufts University School of Engineering (USA). Launched in 2022, this award is instituted to recognize an outstanding PhD thesis on important and current research topics in the broad field of Chemical Engineering and interdisciplinary sciences.

The 2022 award will honor a young scientist for their outstanding PhD thesis in the field of Energy.

The award consists of a monetary prize of 1000 euros, reimbursement of travel expenses and a plaque. It will be presented to the winner at a special session during a scientific symposium in honour of Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos that will be held at NTUA on October 19, 2022. The award winner will be invited to give a presentation following the award ceremony.

Any PhD thesis in the field of Energy supervised at NTUA is eligible for the award. The applicant’s thesis must have been defended no longer than 3 years from the date of the symposium.

Qualified applicants should submit a complete file that must include:

  1. a short 2-page CV,
  2. a personal statement of no more than 2 pages describing the principal contribution(s) and impact of their thesis in the field of Energy,
  3. the abstract of the thesis,
  4. the complete PhD thesis,
  5. full contact details of two references in a position to speak with authority about the importance and impact of the applicant’s research and its findings, and,
  6. reprints of at least two published or accepted papers first-authored by the applicant.

The deadline for submission of applications is September 9, 2022.

A selection committee will ascertain that the PhD thesis topics of the applicants are relevant; it will evaluate the application files, and will select the best PhD thesis according to specific criteria.