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DTU ENV PhD gets award for PhD thesis of the year at DTU

Tuesday 31 Oct 17
by Camilla Bitsch

The annual PhD Graduation Ceremony was held Friday October 27th where Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs Philip Binning welcomed the new PhD graduates of 2017 before President Anders Bjarklev took to the podium to speak of the exciting careers in science and technology on which they are about to embark.


After the president’s speech it was time for the annual awards for PhD Thesis of the year, PhD supervisor of the year, and the ‘Young Researcher Award.’

The award for PhD Thesis of the year 2017 went to Rune Hjorth from DTU Environment. His thesis is entitled: 'Environmental risk assessment and management of engineered nanomaterials – the role of ecotoxicity testing'.

Dean Philip Binning congratulated Rune Hjorth, and, handing him his diploma, said:

“With his thesis, Rune has managed to deliver a range of concepts and models for evaluation of nanomaterial sustainability and environmental risk. His research aims at improving models for decision-support for environmentally sustainable nanomaterials.

He has been exceptionally productive as a PhD student and is first author of several ISI articles. His work is already having considerable impact within the scientific and regulatory community.”

Rune is now a Postdoc at DTU Environment.

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