16 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Engineering—Winners Announced

MDPI’s Best PhD Thesis Awards are presented to recognize the young scholars who are judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in their field of research and to encourage them to continue their excellent work and further contributions to their field.

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards and wish them success with their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.


  • “Mathematical Modelling of Wave-Induced Motions and Loads on Moored Offshore Structures”
    by Changqing Jiang, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


  • “Experimental Characterization of Frictional Hysteresis for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Jointed Structures”
    by Alfredo Fantetti, Imperial College London, UK


  • “Sustainable Cultivation of Microalgae Biomass for Bioenergy Production”
    by Angela Paul Peter, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia


  • “Studying Protein Function with Fluorescent Nanoantennas”
    by Scott G. Harroun, Université de Montréal, Canada

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards, serving as a source of inspiration and recognition, help raise the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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