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Kurt Schwabe Prize


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.



Dr. Andrea Quaini

Awarded at the opening session of EUROCORR 2018 in Krakow

> read more (EFC Newsletter No. 26, p11)

Thanks to the Hungarian Corrosion Society and to the Jury members, the 2018 Kurt Schwabe Prize is awarded this year to Dr. Andrea Quaini.
Andrea is a young scientist, born in 1987, who has already made significant contributions to the understanding of corrosion in extreme environments. During his PhD thesis, he not only originated excellent tools and procedures based on thermodynamics, but also developed and demonstrated comprehensive mechanisms of the interaction between corium and concrete. Specifically he contributed to the thermodynamic modelling of the U-O-Zr ternary system, particularly the liquid phase that is characterised by the presence of a miscibility gap. He also focused on the high temperature behaviour of the PuO2-UO2-ZrO2 system, which is of interest in the first steps of a severe accident in a pressurised water reactor charged with MOx fuel.
We wish a long and successful career to this young and talented European engineer-researcher.

Previous laureates:

2015 - Dr. Marta MOHEDANO SÁNCHEZ, Spain
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