Dr. Eirini Karakatsani, Greece, is the prize winner of the Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties 2009 of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
Her excellent PhD thesis on “Development and Evaluation of a New Equation of State for Polar Fluids: Pure Components and Mixtures”, completed at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis G. Economou, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”, received the best evaluation results in terms of dissemination of knowledge, originality of the topic, depth of the study, industrial relevance, and impact of the work.