The Grundfos Prize Student Award is a global award celebrating and recognizing the efforts of students, who are (or have been) working for Grundfos in connection with their study.
The awards are given to:
- one Student Assistant, (who have been engaged full time with Grundfos during a semester of their study)
- one Student Intern (Who joined Grundfos part-time while studying)
- one Project Student / or group of Project Students (where Grundfos provides project case).
The winners have been selected by an international Grundfos Jury, and each winner receives a diploma and a reward of DKK 25,000.
This year’s prizes were awarded by Jesper Gabriel, Global Head of Industry HR, Grundfos:
Meet the winners
Best Student Assistant: Yevhen Parolia, Sensor Team, Solutions & Modules, Product Development Industry (Aarhus University, Software Technology)
Yevhen has worked with the development of a multi-parameter sensor for multistage pumps. In the beginning, Yevhen’s main responsibilities included software design and implementation, but he rapidly included sensor technology in his work. He exceeded the expectations of a student by demonstrating an extraordinary level of skills and innovation.
“Yevhen has showed that he is relentlessly ambitious by having a consistent focus on developing and implementing dry-run and water-hammer software for our sensors, now finding its way to our customers. Additionally, Yevhen contributed to our collaborative culture with his open and kind personality,” said Jesper Gabriel.
Best Intern: Dominika Emilia Müller, Learning Development team, Grundfos Hungary (Jönköping University, Global studies – Sustainable societies and social change)
During her internship, Dominika played a big part in the migration from our e-learning system G-learn to Viva Learning by creating new digital learning journeys, which allows for our colleagues to start their professional development from day one. Another of her contributions was a digital learning translation project where Dominika showed independence by becoming an expert of a new machine-learning tool and took responsibility of the entire process.
“Besides delivering high quality and on-time work, Dominika also took initiatives to strengthen the bonds within her team and thereby foster a great social atmosphere. Her colleagues describe her as an exceptional professional and empathic person,” said Jesper Gabriel.
Best Student Project: Lotte Kjærgaard Thorup, Water Treatment Technology (Aarhus University, Biological and Chemical Engineering)
Lotte’s project is developing a solid catalyst, capable of converting chlorate and chlorite to improve the quality of disinfected drinking water. Her work has potential of enabling Grundfos to meet the demands of delivering safe drinking water in places where disinfection is necessary, which could really contribute to improving people’s quality of life.
“Having a curious personality, Lotte has challenged hasty conclusions while bridging her fundamental research to Grundfos’ industrial applications which showed a high level of innovation. Her extreme dedication shines through while tackling some of our water challenges and improving sustainability,” said Jesper Gabriel.
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