The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) has named Signe Kjelstrup, professor emerita of physical chemistry at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, as the laureate of the 2022 EFCE Michael L. Michelsen Award. The honor, previously called the Distinguished Lecture on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties, is conferred every two years by the EFCE Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
In choosing her for the award, the judges cited her internationally renowned research in the area of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, with emphasis on entropy production minimization, electrochemical cell modelling, heterogeneous systems and nanothermodynamics. They also highlighted her contribution to the development of novel important research in the field and her strong commitment to education and training, in her country and internationally.
The 2022 Michael L. Michelsen Awardee is supported by Elsevier and its journal Fluid Phase Equilibria.
Professor Kjelstrup will give a keynote lecture on the opening day of the next ESAT 2022 meeting in Graz. https://www.tugraz.at/events/esat2022/home/