Two winners for the DEWIS Award
Aimée Sakes and Jorine Eeftens were the best female PhD students at TU Delft in 2018. On Monday, 4 March 2019, they both received the DEWIS Award. Rob Mudde, Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education of TU Delft: ‘It was extremely difficult to decide who could get the DEWIS award! All the candidates are exceptional.’
Jorine Eeftens received her PhD cum Laude in November 2018 for her study on the Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes proteins which are essential for DNA organisation. During her PhD, she co-organized a Gordon Research School, and she was even invited to speak on a renowned Gordon Research conference, as the sole PhD student among many leading PIs. She was awarded a Rubicon Postdoctoral fellowship, that allows excellent researcher to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands. And Jorine is currently working as a post-doc researcher at Princeton University, in the US.
Aimée Sakes did a PhD project on Technologies for Endovascular Treatment of Total Occlusions. Her work has resulted in a range of novel and well-working prototypes, among which a series of innovative impulse catheters to open chronic total occlusions, world’s first steerable 3D-printed bipolar electrosurgical grasper, and a miniature biopsy device for ductoscopy in female breasts. Aimee won several prices for the Most Downloaded Article Award, the Medical Delta Award for Young Researchers, and the SMIT DMD Best Interactive DEMO Award. She obtained several personal grants, and in particular in 2017 a Demonstrator Grant and in 2018 an Aspasia grant for female researchers at TU Delft. Currently Aimee is a postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft working on ductiscopy.
Also read this article in the Delta (only Dutch)