SCS Foundation 

The Werner Fund approved seven scholarships for the period 2015-2017 to the following students:

Ms. Cassandra Oji-Okora Ogadimma (RU): EPF Lausanne
BSc in chemical engineering and biotechnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University of fine chemical technologies, Russia

Mr. Loren Ban (HR): ETH Zurich
BSc in chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Mr. Riccardo Tarchini (IT): ETH Zurich
BSc in chemical engineering, Departimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Ms. Sarah Folliet (FR): University of Geneva
MSc in chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Lluc Farrera (ES): University of Geneva
BSc in chemistry, Facultat De Química, University of Barcelona, Spain

Ms. Yuting Feng (CN): University of Geneva
BSc in biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

Mr. Ali Tuna (TR): University of Zurich
BSc in chemistry, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey


Summaries of the Master Thesis


Visit at Lonza in Visp, April 20, 2016

In the name of the SCS Foundation Werner Fund, Christoph Täschler, Principal Scientist, Process Development at Lonza, organized a networking event and a visit of the Lonza manufacturing site at Visp to stimulate the interaction between the students and the industrial partners of the program. All seven Werner scholarship holders as well as Christian Chapuis, Firmenich SA, Geneva and David Spichiger from SCS followed the invitation and spent an exciting day in Visp.

A short introduction of David Spichiger about the SCS Foundation and a presentation round of the students' master thesis' opened the day before Christoph Täschler continued the program by presenting the wide range of activities and services that Lonza provides worldwide. After a delicious lunch the group visited three different sites of the factory and got an understanding of how new research findings are transformed into market products. It was very impressive to look at chemical processes outside an academic laboratory and to get an idea of the scaling-up processed to produce not only milligrams but tons of a substance.

We hope that we can continue this initiative of company visits next year and thank very much to Christoph Täschler for hosting this first event.