The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) has awarded his excellent PhD thesis “Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of planar and curved interfaces” with the prize for 2017.
Dr. Ø. Wilhelmsen wins the 2017 EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties as well as the prestigious Prigogine prize of the JETC2017 community.
The thesis was evaluated in terms of dissemination of knowledge, quality of publications and presentations, duration of the work, originality of the topic studied, the methodology followed, its innovation and industrial relevance, as well as scientific impact. The jury had members from academia and industry. The prize was awarded at the 29th European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics – ESAT, 2017 in Bucharest May 21
Dr. Wilhelmsen was also awarded the Ilya Prigogine Prize 2017 for best PhD over the last two years in basic and applied thermodynamics in competition with more than 25 other candidates. The jury consisted of six well-known professors in thermodynamics. The prize was awarded at The Joint European Thermodynamics Conference, in Budapest, May 24.