On the initiative of the Hungarian Corrosion Society (HUNKOR), and supported by the "Kurt Schwabe Foundation" the Kurt Schwabe Prize has been established in honour of the late Professor Kurt Schwabe.
The award, consisting of a certificate and a sum of 500 Euros, is presented every three years to a young scientist below 35 years of age in recognition of his or her scientific and technical contribution to the field of corrosion on the basis of publication.
Please click here to download the rules for the Kurt Schwabe Prize.
The 2015 prize has been awarded to Dr Marta Mohedano Sánchez for her extensive contribution in the field of corrosion and protection of light alloys. Her work is supported by 35 publications; she has participated in 4 nationally and internationally funded research programs and 5 industrially funded research and development projects. Dr Marta Mohedano obtained her degree in Chemical Engineering in July 2006 from University Alfonso X el Sabio of Madrid, Spain. In 2011, she received her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science and Technology from University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain.
The award was presented to the laureate at the opening ceremony of EUROCORR 2015 in Graz, Austria, on 7 September 2015.
Previous laureates of the Kurz Schwabe Prize:
2012 - Prof. R. SOLMAZ, Turkey
2009 - Ms. L. MARTINELLI, France
2006 - Dr. T. PROSEK, Czech Republic
2003 - Dr. M.P. RYAN United Kingdom
2000 - Dr. I. FELHOSI, Hungary