2018 PhD Thesis Presentation Contest: Introducing the Finalists

25 applicants from six countries (Austria, Germany, Poland, Portugal, UK and Ukraine) have applied to participate in our already third PhD Thesis Presentation Contest. Eligible were PhD students from one or more following groups:

  • Ukrainian PhD students studying abroad (incl. exchange PhD students);
  • PhD students, regardless of nationality, who are involved in a collaborative (e.g. bi- or multi-lateral, including Ukraine as a partner) research project;
  • PhD students, regardless of nationality, whose topic of research relates to Ukraine.

Based on evaluations of at least two independent experts the following PhD students have been invited to present their research at the Final:

  • Olga Savchuk, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal: “Intelligence for Power Grid: how Machine Learning can support Energy Transition”
  • Anna Tyutyunnykova, OncoRay – National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Dresden, Germany: “Prostate cancer: kill the enemy with X-rays using its food supply”
  • Oksana Lebedivna, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy/ Yuchymenko Family Doctoral School, Kyiv, Ukraine: “Particularities of the historical evolution of ě in both the Southwestern and Northern groups of Ukrainian dialects”
  • Mariia Terentieva, University of Cambridge, UK: “Internet as Public Self-Service Media: Exploring Digital Civil Society in Post-Maidan Ukraine”
  • Magdalena Kalteiss, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck/ Department of Slavonic Studies, Insbruck, Austria: „Infotainment Propaganda: The role of Russian TV Talk shows during the Ukraine conflict 2014”
  • Vitalii Mutsenko, Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany: “Cryopreservation of mesenchymal stromal cells in suspension and within 3D tissue-engineered constructs”