Thursday, September 26, 2013


I am in a fortunate position, really.

Before I already had two turboladies as PhD-students, Sílvia Osuna and Mireia Güell, both of whom obtained the PhD-defense with maximum grade (excellent cum laude), and both of whom received the Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat en Química (Mireia in 2009, Sílvia in 2010).

Premi Extraordinari 2009
Premi Extraordinari 2010
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And now I have a new one as well: Abril Castro. Abril received a few weeks ago the award for the Best Master Thesis of México in 2012 in the field of Thermodynamics (under supervision of Gabriel Merino), which resulted in part from a research stay she made early 2012 with a European exchange project (CANIOC, FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES). Moreover, at the #DFT2013 conference in Durham she won a IJQC-coffeemug in the #IJQCBingo that was taking place through Twitter during the conference.

Early 2012 visit
Master award for Abril

Getting back to Sílvia Osuna: around the same time as Abril received the Master award, Sílvia finally received news about her Juan de la Cierva position (3-year postdoc, JdC2012), where the (provisional) list of candidates was finally listed, with Sílvia's name on it!!!

Abril with IJQC coffee-mug
Sílvia Osuna

Congratulations to both!!!!

Sílvia Osuna also was awarded a Career Integration Grant, well done Sílvia!!

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