Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Third Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  April 20, 2017 at 9:52 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday April 19, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the third edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Delf University of Technology, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary.

The winner of this year was Dr Rick Scholte, an electrical engineer from the University of Twente with a PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2009 Dr Scholte founded the company Sorama Sound Imaging, specialising in high-resolution sound imaging systems, noise control service and research.

The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who “excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact”.

Since 2015, the award has been called the Prince Friso Engineers Award in honor of the Prince who studied Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and from 1988 aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Prince Friso received his engineering degree in 1994, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Engineers.

Prince Friso died on August 12, 2013 after an accident occurred in February 2012 at the ski resort of Lech, Austria when he was victim of an avalanche.

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