The MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion and the MPI für Kohlenforschung honored again young scientists with the Ernst Haage Prize for Chemistry. The award ceremony took place on November 5, 2021 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The national award winners as well as the winners of the Ernst Haage Awards for PhD students each gave a lecture on their work and thus provided the general public with an insight into their research work. The award ceremony could be followed online via a live stream.
The science prize is awarded in three categories and has been honoring young scientists for outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry since 2006.
The Ernst Haage Award for PhD Students 2021 was awarded to Dr. Rebeca Gómez Castillo.
Rebeca has completed her PhD in the research group 'Inorganic Spectroscopy' of Prof. Serena DeBeer at MPI CEC within the IMPRS-RECHARGE and is now a postdoc at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She is being recognized for her excellent work on advanced X-ray spectroscopic techniques and their novel applications to metalloenzymes and biomimetic complexes.
Congratulations to Rebeca!