On 16 May 2017, Borealis presented the winners of the 2016-2017 Student Innovation Award at the Researcher Day in Porvoo, Finland. A jury of high-level Borealis research experts selected the winners in the three categories. The PhD Thesis Award was presented to Ester Laguna-Gutierrez from the University of Valladolid in Spain for her thesis titled, “Understanding the foamability of complex polymeric systems by using extensional rheology”.
The Borealis Student Innovation Award is an international competition for students from all over the world. This year’s competition marks the tenth anniversary of the award. Following Borealis’ trailblazing mission of value creation through innovation, our award aims to recognise your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions. The award recognises and rewards the three best thesis research papers (one for a bachelor’s degree graduate, one for a master’s degree graduate and one for a doctorate degree graduate).