Valorisation Prize for Ron Heeren

This year, the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize for the best knowledge utilisation in physics is awarded to Ron Heeren from Maastricht University. Prof. Ron Heeren works on improving clinical diagnostics by means of mass spectrometry imaging. He implemented a method at Maastricht UMC that allows the surgeon to see in real-time whether the edge of the material excised is free of tumour cells. The NWO Physics Valorisation Prize is worth 250,000 euros and is intended to encourage knowledge utilisation in physics.