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Ir. Ionca Smeets

Ir. Ionca Smeets

Ir. Ionica Smeets
Science Journalist
In columns and on television, she can explain scientific subjects in great detail, in August she appeared on VPRO’s Zomergasten, and in September she published her book ‘The Exact Story. Scientific Communication for non-Scientists’. ‘Maths girl’ and former Delft student Ionica Smeets has written a practical guide for scientists, journalists and anyone else who wants to make complex material accessible to a general audience.

Prof.dr.ir. Nick van de Giesen

Prof.dr.ir. Nick van de Giesen

Prof. Nick van de Giesen
Water management (CEG)
The Delft University Fund presented the Best Professor Award to the professor in water management because he carries out excellent teaching and research work, has inspired others to follow his example and is inspiring for students and PhD candidates.’ The prize money of €15,000 is intended to be used for a sabbatical period abroad. Van de Giesen was nominated by the Dean and the study association for his faculty.

Prof. Huub Savenije

Prof. Huub Savenije

Prof. Huub Savenije
Water management (CEG)
This professor of water may now call himself a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He was nominated for the Union for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of hydrological processes at the macro level. He is the second Dutch hydrologist to be awarded a fellowship of the AGU.

Filippo Maria Doria

Filippo Maria Doria

Filippo Maria Doria
Student in architecture
This new graduate won the Archiprix 2014 for his plan for a library for blind people in the Villa Borghese Park in Rome. According to the jury, the ‘extremely original plan’ was unusually rich in fundamental architecture-related ideas. The Archiprix evaluates scenarios for a changing society and is awarded to the best graduation projects of the Dutch design schools.

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