10th GERG Young Researchers’ Awards
in association with EGATEC 2022, European Gas Technology Conference
14–15 June, Congress Centre Hamburg, Germany
Every one or two years, the European Gas Research Group (GERG) organises a competition to highlight the current work by postgraduate students in the field of renewable or other low carbon gases. These success stories serve to illustrate how a new generation of researchers is working hard on gas as a key enabler of a new decarbonised energy system.
The 2022 event took place in association with EGATEC 2022 on 14th June in Hamburg, promoting interaction between European universities and research centres, on R&D topics related to gas in the energy system.
During the conference, the students had the opportunity to present their posters and discuss with high-level representatives from the European gas industry, universities, companies, and other stakeholders. Furthermore, during the session dedicated to the awards, each of the students gave a pitch presentation of their PhD project, evaluated by a jury of senior members of the associations co-organising the conference.
During the award ceremony event at the charming venue of ‘Hamburg Del Mar’, the three winners were announced, and GERG awarded them prizes of 1000€:
Robin Beckmüller, PhD student, Ruhr University Bochum
“New Fundamental Equations of State for an Improved Description of Hydrogen-Rich Mixtures with the Reference Mogel GERG-2008”
Viktor Kalman, PhD student, TU Wien – Technische Universität Wien
“Recovery and purification of seasonally stored, high-pressure, green hydrogen from depleted natural gas reservoirs.”
Naguy Moussa, PhD student, Université de Technologies de Belfort-Montbéliard / General Electric:
“Hydrogen sensor based on metal oxide semiconductor.”
Congratulations to the 3 Winners and all 10 Finalists!
Visit the GERG webpage to get more information about the 2019 edition of the Young Researchers’ Awards.
Project Manager, GERG
Alexandra KosterevaProject Manager, GERG
"Today, all professionals in the energy and gas sector are working in a fast-moving environment and setting themselves ambitious objectives to make our energy system cleaner and more efficient. Communication between R&D, technology providers, standardisation experts, decision makers, etc. is essential to reach those objectives; EGATEC provides this opportunity for meeting experts of the sector and sharing the most recent advances and innovations. We are also very excited to support the voice of the next generation of researchers through this platform, with the organisation of the GERG Young Researchers’ Awards."
Alexandra joined the European Gas Research Group team in 2019, and has since been actively involved in all research activities of the Group, on hydrogen, LNG, biomethane, and methane emissions topics. She has participated in project management and communication strategy implementation for several European-funded projects. In 2020, Alexandra expanded her knowledge of the European Energy system by completing a Blue Book internship at the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission, working on the European Methane Emissions Strategy. She is passionate about innovative solutions for clean Energy, youth participation to strategy debates, and access to science education.
Alexandra has an Engineering (Master’s level) degree from the French Grande Ecole Centrale Lille, with a specialisation in Energy, and a Master’s degree in Economics of Energy from Université Paris-Saclay.
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