17 December 2019 2019 Pioneer Awards

Roland Terborg

Dr. Roland Terborg recognized for the commercial viability of the results of his PhD thesis Scientific research is an activity carried out by researchers and researchers of a variety of categories. Those who begin to do research usually do so by preparing a doctoral thesis. It is very important in these initial stages that researchers are aware that their results can have value not only in the scientific arenas, but also for commerce and industry.

It is in this framework that the CERCA Institute (Centres de Recerca de Catalunya) annually promotes the PIONER Prizes, with the aim of distinguishing those researchers from CERCA Research centers who have recently prepared and defended a doctoral thesis and have obtained results that have a clear potential for commercial exploitation.

ICFO congratulates Dr. Roland Terborg , who defended his thesis entitled ‘Lens-Free Interferometric Microscope for Transparent Materials’ in October 2018, under the supervision of ICREA Professor at ICFO Valerio Pruneri. The Jury highlighted an original proposal with great potential for commercial applicability and interest. Although the technology is not yet ready for launch, the jury foresees that the new device could have a major impact as a quick and cost-effective system for diagnosing major infections.

Congratulations Roland!