“Dr. Maria Francisco Casal, Spain, is the winner of the Excellence Award in Thermodynamics” “and Transport Properties 2011 of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).” “Her PhD thesis on “Desulfurization of fuel oils by solvent extraction using ionic liquids”,” “completed at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, under the supervision of professors” “Alberto Arce and Ana Soto, received the best evaluation in terms of dissemination of knowledge,” “originality of the topic, depth of the study, industrial relevance, and impact of the work.”