Dr.ir.ing Tim Horeman-Franse
Engineer of the Year
At a ceremony attended by Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel, TU Delft alumnus Tim Horeman-Franse (Biomedical Technology) was awarded the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) Prince Friso Engineering Prize. Horeman founded three hi-tech startups and is Director of Technology at MediShield and Surge-On-Medical – companies that develop surgical instruments. He is also a researcher and a lecturer
at TU Delft.
Dr. Negar Khoshnevis Gargar
Civil Engineering and Geosciences
The Delft Women in Science (DEWIS) network has recognised Dr Negar Khoshnevis Gargar as this year’s most talented female TU Delft doctoral candidate. Khoshnevis Gargar received the DEWIS Award for her doctoral research entitled ‘Combustion for Enhanced Recovery of Light Oil at Medium Pressures’. The jury praised her approach, which combined laboratory-based research with mathematical and physical insights, and the relevance of her research to the field. Khoshnevis Gargar received 500 euros for her achievements.
Ir. Gerben Stouten
Environmental biotech-nologist Gerben Stouten is the new face of Faces of Science, a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences website in which young academics introduce their lives and research. ‘I want to write about everyday things. My research for example, that is really simple’, he told Delta in the Kluyver Centre, where he is cultivating bacteria that cleans waste water while simultaneously producing bioplastic. In 2014 Stouten received the Audience Award at TEDx Amsterdam.
Max van Splunteren
This year, 19-year-old TU Delft student and racing car driver Max van Splunteren is driving for Lamborghini in the Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Team. The GT3 features a production car chassis that has been converted into a racing car. It’s quite different to Formula racing: ‘Those are one-seaters. What’s great is that you can race door-to-door with other cars, get really close. In Formula-cars there’s a bigger risk of sticking in another car’s ‘naked’ wheels. Then you’re launched into the air. I can combine the sport with my studies, although I do sometimes miss an exam’.