TU/e Research Day: Celebrate Science!

Thursday June 8, 2023 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Blauwe Zaal
Executive Board
Auditorium TU/e

As TU/e, we wholeheartedly embrace the significance of dedicating a special day to our research and researchers. The purpose of the TU/e Research Day is to celebrate science: to honor and appreciate our brilliant scientists, foster connections among researchers, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the remarkable research taking place at TU/e.

This year's specific theme is "Impact: how do YOU make the difference?".

We have an exciting program for all who are interested in research!

General program

10:00 - 12:00 Talking Science,
Science pitching competition for TU/e PhD and EngD researchers, Auditorium 07
13:30 - 14:30

College tour: How do YOU make the difference?
Interactive session moderated by Esther Thole, with:

 Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

14:30 - 16:00

TU/e Research Expo
Meet & mingle with our researchers and demonstrations from our research institutes:

Hal Auditorium

16:00 - 17:30

Academic ceremony

  • Opening by Rector Silvia Lenaerts,
  • Ceremony honorary doctor Prof. Craig Hawker
  •  TU/e Science awards, presented by Bert Meijer

 Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

17:30 - 18:30 Drinks  
19:00 - 00:00 PhD EngD party in University Club  

Registration for College Tour and ceremony

You are very welcome! Please register by this form

Professor Craig Hawker

Our special guest is the new honorary doctor prof. Craig Hawker. His research has focused on the interface between organic and polymer chemistry, with emphasis on the design, synthesis, and application of well-defined macromolecular structures in biotechnology, microelectronics, and surface science. Hawker holds more than 45 U.S. patents and he has co-authored over 300 papers in the areas of nanotechnology, materials science, and chemistry. He was listed as one of the top 100 most cited chemists worldwide in the last decades. He and a colleague invented Olaplex, a successful commercial product designed to relink hair bonds and help reduce hair breakage.

TU/e Science Awards

With these awards, we celebrate scientists in different categories: Young researcher, Groundbreaking research, Leadership in excellence, and the best team performance. A Science Award is also available for the best EngD thesis, and the best PhD thesis. The winners of 2023 will be announced during the ceremony of the Research Day.

In addition to the Science Awards, TU/e also awards an audience winner. Whose research or which researcher appeals the most to you? Make this known by voting for your favorite candidate as of May 29.

For PhD's and EngD's

In the morning we have the PhD/EngD pitch event 'Talking Science': a science pitching competition for TU/e PhD and EngD researchers.

For PhD's and EngDs of TU/e, the day will be ended with a party! The theme is Explore the World, the time 19:00 - 00:00 and the location: University Club, Atlas building. Read more