In the final round of the contest “Presenta la teva tesi en 4 minuts”, held on June 25th, Bruna Sánchez, PhD student in the Maseras group, won the second prize, endowed with a 2000€ award. Eleven doctoral students from eleven different universities in Catalonia took part in the competition. You can watch the entire final on the FCRI Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Sánchez delivered a monologue on computational chemistry and the differences and similarities between mechanochemical reactions and classical chemistry. Previously, she won the URV off shot of this contest that secured her a place in its final round.
The jury consisted of Lluís Baulenas (General Secretary of the Consell Interuniversitari de Catalunya), Martina Laporte (Quality & Regulatory Affairs Director in B. Braun), Teresa Tarragó (Chief Executive Officer at Exheus), Mònica Roca (First Vice-president of the Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona) and Jordi Portabella (General Director of Fundació Catalana per la Recerca).