After two years of hard work, the first graduates received their well-deserved diplomas for the master’s program in Biobased Materials.
The ceremony took place on July 14 at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, in the new Center Court where the five graduates worked for two years. During the ceremony, the students were praised by their thesis supervisors for their academic expertise, motivation, persistence, and their desire to keep learning.
The master was broad enough to prepare me for a working position in the trade and industry. During the study several disciplines such as (polymer) chemistry and materials sciences were tutored. What appealed to me the most during the study was the combination between the theory -doing your own literature research- and the laboratory research. One moment you’re reading your books and the next moment you’re standing in the laboratory fume hood” – Inge Hermsen. Graduated summa cum laude in July 2017 – works at Corbion.
In their master thesis research projects the graduates worked on biocatalysis and synthesis of novel building blocks for new biobased polymers, processing of composites, and biodegradation of synthetic polymers as for instance nylon.
We would like to thank the students for being such an important factor for the growth of the ‘Biobased Academic Community’ at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus and we wish them all the best in their future careers.
- Luciano Monsegue will look for a PhD position outside the UM
- Chang Liu will be working on her start-up at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, in collaboration with the Brightlands Innovation Factory and several companies
- Inge Hermsen graduated summa cum laude and will continue working at Corbion
- Matthew Elford will remain attached to the Aachen-Maastricht Institute Biobased Materials (AMIBM) for the next couple of months
- Petya Yaneva will look for a PhD position outside the UM