Korné Walhout received the Upcoming Talent Award 2018

On March 21st 2018, Korné Walhout received the Upcoming Talent Award 2018, on the Day of the Engineer at the University of Groningen. The award was handed out by Micaela dos Ramos, director of the The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) in the presence of Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel. Nima Tolou, researcher at the Department of Precision & Microsystems Engineering was elected as Engineer of the Year

Upcoming Talent

The Director of the Society, Micaela dos Ramos, said: ‘’Korné Walhout is a very passionate hydraulic engineer and entrepreneur. In recent years he has worked on high-profile projects, including the salvage of the Costa Concordia and crisis management, the restoration of harbors, and flood defences on Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius after Hurricane Irma. ” After the symposium, the princesses and the jury visited the showcases of the nominee and the prize winners.

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Walhout talking to the former Queen of the Netherlands Princess Beatrix, Princess Mabel and Micaela dos Ramos about his company Walhout Civil

Engineer of the Year 2018

Nima Tolou (35), Researcher at the Department of Precision & Microsystems Engineering, was elected Engineer of the Year 2018. The jury praised Tolou for his ability to tackle societal challenges in a scientific way and to convert them into breakthrough technologies. He sees challenges and combines them into appealing research that makes the world a better place. Jan Klok was awarded the publicity award. The third finalist was Sander den Blanken.

KIVI ingenieur van het jaar

Sander den Blanken, Korné Walhout, Jan Klok and Nima Tolou.

Prins Friso Ingenieursprijs

The Prince Friso Engineers Award is handed out to the best engineer of the year since 2015. KIVI appoints an excellent engineer who, besides excellent technical skills, also excels at clear vision, entrepreneurship an innovative ability.

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI)

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) was founded on August 31, 1847 by three engineers under the protection of His Royal Highness Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk, Prince of Orange. Nowadays, with over 20,000 members, KIVI is the professional association of engineers in the Netherlands. KIVI International Engineers is the section established to cater both international engineers living or working in the Netherlands, and Dutch engineers with an international mindset interested in engineering in developing and developed countries. KIVI International Engineers is a platform to discuss technical and societal topics, to inspire each other and to socialize with likeminded people.