Clarissa Dietrich wins the Glenn H. Brown Prize for her PhD dissertation. This prize is awarded every second year by the International Liquid Crystal Society for the best PhD dissertations in the field of liquid crystals worldwide.
She won the prize "For her deep understanding of the interplay between chirality and elasticity in both lyotropic and thermotropic liquid crystals. It concerns the development of chiral structures in liquid crystals and the effects of the confinement by interfaces, magnetic field, elasticity, and chirality."
This is the highest prize for young scientists in the field of liquid crystals and it is the second time in 4 years that it was awarded to a PhD student of our group.