The 2016 Franzosini Award was given to David Fellhauer, in recognition of his contribution to the IUPAC Solubility Data Project, at the 15th Annual Meeting of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data. Held in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 July 2016, the meeting occurred during the 17th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes.
David Fellhauer is a young investigator working in the radiochemistry division of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (KIT-INE), Karlsruhe, Germany. He is given this recognition in view of his outstanding scientific contribution to solubility behavior, aqueous speciation, and solid phase formation of actinide elements (especially Np and Pu) in different oxidation states. Based on his work, new comprehensive chemical and thermodynamic models have been derived for dilute to concentrated electrolyte solutions and various pH conditions. The studies provide a significantly improved scientific understanding of actinide solution chemistry and are of high relevance for assessing the long-term safety of nuclear waste repositories.
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