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Science Award Winner Receives Honor

The winner of this year’s Akzo Nobel Science Award, Dr. J.J. Heijnen, has been officially presented with his prize.

The winner of this year’s Akzo Nobel Science Award, Dr. J.J. Heijnen, has been officially presented with his prize at a special ceremony held at the company’s HQ in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Dr Heijnen—who is Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Kluyver Institute for Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology—was announced as the winner in June, when he was recognized for his research in the field of process and information technology, in particular biofilm processes.

The program for the award ceremony included speeches by a number of distinguished guests, including the chairman of the Board of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (which grants the award) and the chairman of the awards jury, as well as Dr Heijnen himself.

Now in its 34th year, the Akzo Nobel Science Award—which carries prize money of EUR 50,000—alternates each year between Sweden and the Netherlands.

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