Award best master thesis

SCK•CEN grants an annual award (worth 1500 and 1000 euro resp.) to the authors of the best and second best master thesis performed at our laboratories.


Academic year 2015-2016

1. Emma Coninx
Mitochondria: a matter of life and death after irradiation?
SCK•CEN mentors: An Aerts & Bjorn Baselet
University promoter: Prof. Quirine Swennen (UHasselt)

2. Mauro Platti
Seismic sloshing of heavy liquid metal in a suspended structure with internals
SCK•CEN mentor: Bong Yoo, Steven Keijers & Enrique Velez
Promoter: Prof. Federico Perotti & Prof. Marco Enrico Ricotti (University Politecnico di Milano)

Academic year 2014-2015

1. Bert Rossaert
Boiling heat transfer through vertical stagnant water annulus: approaches for modelling of CHF
SCK•CEN mentors: Patrice Jacquet
University promoter: Prof. Yann Bartosewiecz (UCL)

2. Raghda Ramadan
Radiation-induced molecular modulations in thyroid cells under iodine-deficiency
SCK•CEN mentor: Hanane Derradji
Promoter: Prof. Veerle Somers (UHasselt)

Academic year 2013-2014

1. Marjolein Heymans
The influence of prenatal exposure to radiation on brain ageing in the mouse
SCK•CEN mentors: Tine Verreet & Rafi Benotmane
University promoter: Prof. Lieve Moons (KULeuven)

2. Bart Vyncke
The effect of the mass media channel on the Belgian risk perception of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident
SCK•CEN mentor: Tanja Perko
Promoter: Prof. Baldwin Van Gorp (KULeuven)

Academic year 2012-2013

1. Yves Meyvis
Consequences of space stressors in immunity: evaluation of immunological changes using space-simulated in vitro models
SCK•CEN mentor: Marjan Moreels
University promoter: Prof. Sarah Baatout (UGent - SCK•CEN)

2a. Ilse Luyckx
Aptamer-based radiopharamceuticals: characterization of the HB5 aptamer targeting HER2 in breast cancer
SCK•CEN mentor: An Aerts
Promoter: Prof. Sylvia Dewilde (Universiteit Antwerpen)

2b. Monica Chiapetto
Modelling of nanostructure evolution under irradiation in model alloys
SCK•CEN mentor: Lorenzo Malerba
Promoter: Prof. Piero Ravetto, Politecnico di Torino & Prof. Emilie Ferrie, Grenoble INP

Academic year 2011-2012
1. Moïse Manconi
Investigation of the near-wall modelling strategy and the concept of the turbulent Prandtl number for low Prandtl number flows 
SCK•CEN mentor: Simon Vanmaercke
University promoter: Prof. Y. Bartosiewicz, (UCLouvain)
2. Jan Cools
Ontwerp en functionele validatie van complexe impedantie meter voor karakterisering van ultrasone transducers
SCK•CEN mentor: Wouter De Cock
Promoter: Paul Leroux (KHK)

Academic year 2010-2011
1. Marc Deprez
Effect of Post-Irradiation Annealing on Defects in Irradiated Model Alloys by Means of Positron Annihilation Coincidence Doppler Broadening Spectroscopy
SCK•CEN mentor: Marlies Lambrecht
Assessors: Jacqueline Lecomte-Beckers (ULg) and Luc Dupré (UGent)
University promoter: Eric van Walle (KULeuven)
2. An Mariën
Development and calibration of electrochemical oxygen sensors for application to low temperature regions in liquid lead alloys cooled reactors
SCK•CEN mentor: Jun Lim and Kris Rosseel
Assessors: Prof. Jacqueline Lecomte-Beckers (ULg) and Prof. Walter Bogaerts (KULeuven)
University promoter: Prof. Peter Baeten (VUB)

Academic year 2009-2010
1. Steven Peetermans 
Windowless spallation target - Proton beam interaction study in the MYRRHA reactor
SCK•CEN mentor: Katrien Van Tichelen, Jan Heyse
University promoter: Prof. Jan Vierendeels (UGent)
2. Guillaume Bousselin 
Validation of a planar probe diagnostics for plasmatron VISIONI and its application for the study of deuterium retention in tungsten
SCK•CEN mentor: Inge Uytdenhouwen, Johan Schuurmans
University promoter: Prof. Guido Van Oost (UGent), Jose Ramon Martin Solis (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Academic year 2008-2009
1. Jérémy Debast 
Investigation of the Gamma-radiation effects on recoated fiber Bragg gratings
SCK•CEN mentor: Andrei Goussarov
University promoter: Prof. Patrice Mégret, Prof. Marc Wuilpart (Faculté Polytechnique de Mons)
2. Ciaran Cleary 
Safeguard Analysis of Material Flows in a Gas Centrifuge Plant
SCK•CEN mentor: Roland Carchon
University promoter: Prof. Charles Patterson (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Academic year 2007-2008
1. Ruben Van Marcke 
ALARA research on BR2/SIDONIE
SCK•CEN mentor: Frank Joppen
Promoter: Herwig Janssens (XIOS Hogeschool Limburg)
2. Julien Hautefeld 
Etude des conditions spatiales sur le développement embryonnaire de la souris
SCK•CEN mentor: Sarah Baatout
Promoter: Eugénie Jurdan (Haute Ecole Charleroi-Europe)

Academic year 2006-2007
1. Werner Brouwers
Nucleaire ontsmetting van CALLISTO, een experimentele kringloop in de BR2 testreactor
SCK•CEN mentor: Marcel Wéber
Promoter: Luc Lievens (XIOS Hogeschool Limburg)
2. Hugo Moors 
Zoeken naar 'Quorum Sensing' systeem van Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 en de functie ervan op aarde en in de ruimte
SCK•CEN mentor: Natalie Leys
Promoter: Jos Vanderleyden (KULeuven)