Madrid (Spain), March 14, 2019. The SENER Foundation has presented the Best Doctoral Thesis Award to Sara Mateo, a PhD at the Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha (Spain), for her thesis entitled Towards the development of highly efficient microbial fuel cells, which was supervised by professors Manuel Andrés Rodrigo and Francisco Jesús Fernández.
Likewise, and due to the high level of researches presented in this edition, the jury has determined two second prizes that have gone to two doctors from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain): Juan Fombellida, who has been recognized for Contribution of artificial metaplasticity to pattern recognition, supervised by professors José Manuel Fernández and Diego Andina; and Juan Manuel Rivero for his investigation Fluid Dynamic Problems of High-Speed Trains in Tunnels, supervised by professor Manuel Rodríguez.
The prize-giving ceremony will take place during the 2019 SENER Innovation Forum, a biennial conference where to publicize and explain the R&D&I efforts undertaken by its professionals, on September in Madrid.
The SENER Foundation uses the Best Doctoral Thesis Award to stimulate top-level research in the scientific and technological fields where SENER currently participates, such as Aerospace, Infrastructure and Transport, Renewable, Power, Oil & Gas, and Marine sectors. This is why the panel is composed of professors in the aforementioned scientific and technological disciplines, in addition to PhDs from SENER’s technical team, patrons of the SENER Foundation with doctoral degrees, and past winners of this award.