Two South African winners are amongst a group of leading young scientists from 20 countries who are meeting Germany’s sustainability research elite this month.
South African PhD graduate Dr. Kapil Moothi, whose field of interest encompasses Sustainable Technology and Nanotechnology Waste Water Treatment, and PhD candidate Ms. Geraldine Brennan, whose area of expertise encompasses Clean Production and Management, Humanities and Climate Change were both selected by a high-ranking jury of experts as up-and-coming international scientists.
In total 27 winners were selected by the jury, out of more than 550 applications from over 90 countries.
The Green Talents Award, held under the patronage of the German Research Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, is providing a platform for the seventh time to young talents to share their views on green concepts and to make our world a better place. Their prize is one of the treasured tickets to the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”.
This year’s “Green Talents” can expect two weeks of interaction with leading experts and world-renowned research institutions and companies, including Fraunhofer FOKUS, KWB – Berlin Centre of Competence for Water, Ecologic Institute, Henkel and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe. Getting connected to the science community and exchanging ideas with its key innovators allows the winners to lay the foundation for future cooperation. Such efforts are supported by the invitation to return to Germany for a fully funded research stay (up to three months) at an institution of their choice in 2016.
The 27 “Green Talents” will be honoured during a festive awards ceremony attended by representatives of participating institutions, jury members and other distinguished guests. The awards ceremony will be held on 30 October 2015 at the German Federal Ministry in Berlin.