NEWS Anugwom Ikenna, postdoc at Umeå University, receives a statuette and EUR 500 for “Best PhD Thesis 2014” from the Baltic University Programme (BUP). Mikhail Golets, previous doctoral student at Umeå University, receives an honorary diploma for his dissertation work.
“I am very grateful for the award and I feel like all the hard work that I and my tutor have put in for several years has finally paid off. Hopefully, the distinction will contribute to improved chances in advancing my career”, says Anugwom Ikenna, postdoc at the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University.
The BUP Award is honoured the best dissertation of the previous year at any of the universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme. The quality of each submitted dissertation is assessed partly on its quality within the content of the author’s own specific field, and also with emphasis on the author’s success in placing his or her research results clearly into a multi-disciplinary, sustainable development context. Ten candidates competed for the award.
The award ceremony will take place at the Baltic University programme´s doctoral conference i Rogow, Poland on 22-26 November 2015.
Anugwom Ikenna's dissertation was conducted at Åbo Akademi University with the title: Towards Optimal Fractionation of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Switchable Ionic Liquids.
Mikhail Golets' dissertation was conducted at Umeå University with the title: Heterogeneosly Catalyzed Valorization of Monoterpenes to High Value-Added Chemicals.
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is a network of approximately 225 universities and other higher education institutions in the Baltic Sea region. The network is coordinated by the Baltic University Programme Secretariat which is a part of Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (Uppsala CSD) at Uppsala University.
The programme focuses on questions regarding sustainability, environmental protection and democracy in the Baltic Sea region.
Anugwom Ikenna, Department of Chemistry at Umeå UniversityPhone: +46-(0)70 225 11 73, +358 45 639 8295
Editor: Anna Lawrence