Water 2020 Young Investigator Award

Application deadline (expired): 31 January 2020
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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 Water Young Investigator Award is Dr. Case van Genuchten.

Dr. Case van Genuchten is a researcher in the Geochemistry Department of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. He is passionate about developing drinking water treatment technologies for areas lacking resources and infrastructure. In particular, he has spent recent years designing, implementing, and field testing arsenic removal technologies in rural arsenicaffected communities in South Asia. Dr. Case van Genuchten’s unique research integrates laboratory experiments and rigorous field-testing with sophisticated synchrotron-based characterization techniques to determine the chemical reactions that underpin the efficiency of water treatment technologies. He is inspired by new research in the fields of development engineering and humanitarian engineering, which are interdisciplinary fields that combine technology design, social science, and business studies. He was honored to receive the 2020 Water Young Investigator Award and pledges to continue to push his work in technology development for resource-scarce communities in the future. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Case van Genuchten for his outstanding achievements.

As the awardee, Dr. Case van Genuchten will receive an honorarium of 2000 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Water, and an engraved plaque.

We would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the many excellent applications.

The competition for the 2021 Water Young Investigator Award will be open from September 2020. Please check https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards for more information closer to that date.

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