top-stories denmark

Celebrating Excellence: DTU Honors Its PhD Graduates and Distinguished Researchers

Generated with AI.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) recently rolled out the red carpet to celebrate its PhD graduates' accomplishments at a grand ceremony. Hosted at the DTU Lyngby Campus, the event honored 150 PhD candidates for their remarkable contributions to academia and research. The festive occasion, held on 17 November, was a blend of jubilation and recognition, attended by candidates, their families, friends, supervisors, and department heads.


Provost Rasmus Larsen led the ceremony, commending the young researchers for their academic prowess, impactful scientific publications, patents, industry collaborations, and commendable involvement in teaching, mentoring, and public dissemination. The ceremony's highlight was the inspiring speech by Christoffer Lythcke-Elberling, a DTU alumnus and a promising figure in green technology, emphasizing the alumni's continued impact in their respective fields.


Key awards presented at the ceremony included the PhD Thesis of the Year and the PhD Supervisor of the Year. Cecilie Knudsen from DTU Bioengineering was awarded the PhD Thesis of the Year for her groundbreaking work on venom diagnostics. Her thesis, 'Development of rapid detection kit for stratification of snakebites,' has gained international recognition and collaboration, illustrating DTU's global academic influence.


The PhD Supervisor of the Year award was bestowed upon Associate Professor Sara Monteiro Pires from DTU Food. Her exceptional adaptability and dedication to student welfare, particularly in taking over the supervision of a student whose primary supervisor had left DTU, were lauded as exemplary.


The Young Researchers Award was another focal point, celebrating young researchers who have shown extraordinary promise and potential. Recipients included Asta Halkjær (DTU Compute), Isaac Appelquist Løge (DTU Chemical Engineering), Lisa Calearo (DTU Wind), Mark Svendsen (DTU Physics), Nicholas Riedel (DTU Electro), and Sotiria Lagouvardou (DTU Management). Their theses covered diverse topics, from computational logic and sustainable shipping to advancements in photovoltaic modules and electric vehicle grid integration.


The event culminated in the presentation of diplomas, a photo session, and a champagne toast, where the graduates were applauded for their achievements. The atmosphere was electric, filled with the pride of accomplishment and the promise of future contributions to their respective fields.

Concluding Insights:

Thinking of making a move to Nordics?
Move within Nordics? Study in Nordics?
Hire in Nordics?

While we're busy getting our platform ready for everyone,
here's what you can do to stay connected and be in the loop.

Join Waitlist!

Joining is a commitment to innovation, a passion for tech, and the thrill of being the pioneer. Be among the first to embark on this journey and earn your "Nordic Pioneer" badge.

Check the News

Our news section isn't just a regular blog; it's the heartbeat of the Nordic tech ecosystem. Discover the driving forces behind the scene, from groundbreaking startups to cutting-edge research from top-tier universities.

Fill Our Survey

Moving to a new place or switching job paths is more than just a whim; it's a series of calculated decisions influenced by numerous factors. Help us understand your aspirations, challenges, and motivators.

Follow on Social Media

Our social media channels serve hot trends, insights, and announcements straight from the oven. Engage with us; we promise we're not just another brand. We listen, we share, we celebrate together.