Best doctoral dissertation in the Faculty of Engineering

Best dissertation in the faculty and department among theses with mention of excellence in 2023. Selection is based on the criteria of originality, quality, impact and potential contribution to the development of society.


Mention of excellence

Mention of excellence awarded by the doctoral thesis jury. This distinction is reserved for outstanding work.


Most prestigious award from the Faculty of Engineering. It recognizes the merit of the recipients for all their academic, extracurricular and professional activities. Awarded each year to one Ph.D. student per department, 4 in total.

Science popularization contest. The goal is to popularize a research project in a 2 minute video. Second prize among the PhD students.


Best student paper of IEEE SMC 2021. Technical quality, presentation quality, and ability to communicate and respond to questions concerning the topic of the paper.

One of the 5 best IEEE SMC 2021 annual conference papers, out of 500+ published papers. Effective oral presentation, and quality and technical merit of papers.


Ph.D. research excellence scholarship accessible to 40,000 students, based on excellent academic background and research project quality.


Grant for the technical group Formula SAE. Awarded each year by the Faculty of Engineering to student projects that are highly innovative and worthy of recognition.


Belgian vice-champion, Swiss guest champion and 5th place out of 100 teams at the European finales of the international robotics contest. The goal is to deliver an autonomous robot on a specific theme.