Alexander John Cruz is selected as one of the winners of the prestigious 2022 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists for his work in the chemical sciences and engineering.
Alex receives a cash prize and a full scholarship to attend the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress at the Hauge, The Netherlands, in August 2023, where the award will be given. The selection committee includes members of the IUPAC Bureau and a senior science advisor from Solvay, all having deep expertise and experience in chemistry. Alex represents KU Leuven and Belgium and joins the roster of outstanding young researchers from Harvard University (USA), University of Strasbourg (France), McGill University (Canada), and the University of California San Diego (USA).
Dr. Cruz obtained his joint PhD in Bioscience Engineering at the KU Leuven and Doctor of Engineering Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with the dissertation entitled, Metal-organic frameworks by vapor deposition processes. His main promoter is prof. Ameloot, and the PhD work was carried out at the Centre for Membrane Separations, Adsorption, Catalysis, and Spectroscopy for Sustainable Solutions (cMACS).
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