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61st Graduation Day

The 61st diploma presentation ceremony which will take place on Friday 30 June 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
This event will be the occasion to present a unique research activity performed during this academic year: The sloshing parabolic flight experiments (SPARGE).

The address to the graduates will be given by Prof. Benoît MARINUS, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military Academy RMA / KMS, Belgium. The ceremony will be marked by the presence of Princess Léa of Belgium who will award the Prince Alexandre of Belgium Prize.
A reception will follow the ceremony.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Introductory Remarks
Mr. Gaele WINTERS, Director, VKI

10:15 a.m.

Presentation of the Sloshing Parabolic Flight Experiment
Ms. Alessia SIMONINI, PhD Candidate, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department

10:25 a.m.

On behalf of the VKI Board of Directors
Mr. Jean-Jacques DORDAIN, Chairman, VKI Board of Directors

10:40 a.m.

On behalf of NATO’s Science & Technology Organization
Dr. Thomas KILLION, Chief Scientist, NATO/OTAN

10:50 a.m.

Address to the Graduates
Prof. Benoît MARINUS, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Royal Military Academy RMA / KMS, Belgium

11:00 a.m.

Presentation of the von Karman Prize
Mr. Jean-Jacques DORDAIN

Presentation of the Belgian Government Prize
Mr. Bob VAN DEN BROECK, Office of the State Secretary Zuhal Demir (TBC)

Presentation of the Prince Alexandre of Belgium Award for the Best Presentation
Princess LÉA OF BELGIUM

Presentation of the Award for Excellence in Experimental Research
Mr. Gaele WINTERS

Presentation of the Award for Excellence in Numerical Research
Mr. Gaele WINTERS

Distribution of Diplomas
Mr. Jean-Jacques DORDAIN

11:20 a.m.

Presentation of the Best Collaboration Award and address to the graduates by the Alumni Association
Prof. M. CARBONARO, Honorary Director VKI and Vice-President of the VKI Alumni Association

12:00 p.m.

Presentation of doctoral degrees
Mr. Herman DECONINCK, Dean of the Faculty VKI

Delivery of the Award for the Best Presentation at the annual PhD symposium
Prof. H. DECONINCK, Dean of Faculty and Prof. M. CARBONARO,
Honorary Director VKI and Vice-President for Europe of the VKI Alumni Association

Vote of Thanks to the Guests
Mr. Alexandre Zapata, Member of the Research Master program

12:15 p.m.

Reception - Walking Lunch

12:25 p.m.

 
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