2018 Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize

The Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize went to Dr. Viktoriia Saveleva (right) for her work on catalysts. Copyright: M. Setzpfandt/HZB

The Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin awarded during the 10th HZB User Meeting on December 6, 2018 the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for outstanding doctoral theses in the field of research with synchrotron radiation. 

The Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize went to Dr. Viktoriia Saveleva for her doctorate at the University of Strasbourg on in-situ investigations of electrochemical processes using photoemission spectroscopy. Her experiments at BESSY II focused on reactions on catalyst surfaces of ruthenium and iridium during the electrolytic decomposition of water. Saveleva is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland.