In 2009, the KNCV introduced the Golden Master Award. The award is granted for the best Master’s thesis in chemistry in the Netherlands. In addition to the award, the winner receives a certificate and a €1,000 prize. Two second prizes are also awarded, consisting of a certificate and €250 each.
The winner of the Golden Master Award 2022 is Leon Smook (University of Twente).
Leon did a research entitled: 'How polymer brushes can contribute to the next generation of artificial olfaction technology'
The second prizes were for:
- Adarsh Kalikadien, TU Delft
'Automated data-driven exploration of chemical space for catalysts'
- Raman van Wee, TU Delft
'Using DNA Nanotechnology and Fluorescence for Single-Molecule Protein Identification'
More information about the Golden Master Award: