The Eni Award 2016 prizes will be presented to the winners on 20 October during an official ceremony at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella
San Donato Milanese, 6 July 2016 - Eni has announced the names of the winning researchers and scientists of the 9th edition of the Eni Award, the prize established in 2007 that over the years has become an international benchmark for research in the field of energy and the environment. The Eni Award aims to promote a better use of energy sources and to stimulate new generations of researchers, a demonstration of the importance given by Eni to scientific research and innovation.
The New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons – Downstream prize has ben awarded to Johannes Lercher, from the Technische Universität München, for his research project Novel catalytic strategies to Alkenes and Alkanols; while the Upstream prize goes to Christopher Ballentine from University of Oxford, for his research paper Novel Tracers for Determining the Fluid Processes Controlling Subsurface Gas Origin and Behaviour, ex aequo with Emiliano Mutti from the Università degli Studi di Parma, for his research into Deep-Water Sedimentation: Turbidites And Contourites And Their Facies And Reservoir Characteristics.
The Environmental Protection Prize has been awarded to David Milstein, from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), for the research project Novel, Environmentally Friendly, Efficient Catalytic Reactions to Replace Polluting Processes.
Research Debut prizes have been awarded to Federico Bella from the Politecnico di Torino, for his doctoral thesis Photopolymers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Alessandra Menafoglio from the Politecnico di Milano, for her doctoral thesis Object Oriented Geostatistics.The Eni Award 2016 prizes will be presented to the winners on 20 October during an official ceremony at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.