Scopus Young Researcher Award for Jana Juan Alcañiz

14. 6. 2013 | Susan

Jana Juan Alcañiz (Catalysis Engineering, TUDelft) is recipient of the first Dutch Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Sciences and Engineering.

She received the award based on a jury rating considering various points, including : number of publications and citations, the spread and quality of journals in which has been published, how often one was identified as first author and the relevance of the research field for future research.

Specifically it was mentioned in the press release: The Spanish winner, in a category dominated by men, also gave the evidence that the great amount of foreign talent that comes to the Netherlands to continue his/her academic career here can claim the prize just as much as their Dutch colleagues.

More info, see www.valorisatie.nu  and www.science-alliance.nl

Jana has performed pioneering work in the development of metal-organic frameworks for catalytic applications. Several of her papers receive high citations. She will defend her PhD Thesis on 15th July 2013 in Delft (Aula TUDelft 10.00 h).

The full press release is given below.

Scopus Young Researcher Awards presented to three talented Dutch researchers
 
During the 5th ‘Dutch Knowledge Transfer Day’ the Scopus Young Researcher Awards were presented to three talented researchers for the first time in the Netherlands. The winners were: Martin Vinck (UvA), Jana Juan Alcañiz (TUD) and Rogier Kievit (UvA). They received the prize, a cash prize and trophy from jury-president Martin Schuurmans and Felix Haest on behalf of Elsevier B.V.

Following the lead of 15 other countries, including China, India, Russia, Australia and the U.K., on 11th of june 2013 the Scopus Young Researcher Awards were for the first time presented in the Netherlands. 
The award is created by the Publisher Elsevier B.V. in order to recognize and reward the talent, knowledge and experience of young scientists around the world. The price also serves as encouragement and incentive for other young scientists aiming for a career in the scientific world. An important condition for the Netherlands if they want to remain among the world’s top knowledge-based economies.

For the Dutch League three prizes were awarded this year in three broad research areas for the first time, namely: Life Sciences (LS), Sciences & Engineering (SE) and Humanities & Social Sciences (HS). The winners in these categories were respectively: Martin Vinck (UvA), Jana Juan Alcañiz (TUD) and Rogier Kievit (UvA). The Spanish winner, in a category dominated by men, also gave the evidence that the great amount of foreign talent that comes to the Netherlands to continue his/her academic career here can claim the prize just as much as their Dutch colleagues.

The selection of the winners was based on a first separation from the Elsevier’s Scopus database followed by a thorough review by a professional jury consisting of one Chairman and three independent experts based on subject matter. These were respectively Martin Schuurmans (Chairman), Eppo Bruins (Director STW for the SE category), Colja Laane (Director NGI for the LS category) and Lex Meijdam (Dean TiSEM; Tilburg University for the HS category). The jury members have rated the candidates at various points, including : number of publications and citations, the spread and quality of journals in which has been published, how often one was identified as first author and the relevance of the research field for future research.