Björn Eckhardt awarded the George Kokotailo Poster Prize at the 25th German Zeolite Conference
At the 25th German Zeolite Conference in Hamburg on March 8th, 2013 German Zeolite Association honoured Björn Eckhardt for his outstanding presentation of his research. Björn Eckhardt is a member of the UniCat Junior Research Group led by Dr. Ralph Krähnert.
The George Kokotailo Poster Prize has been presented for an exceptionally successful presentation of research work since 2004 . The € 500 award includes an invitation to talk at next year's German Zeolite Conference.
The award is named after Dr. George Kokotailo. In 1948, Mobil Oil Corp hired Kokotailo as a research scientist. In 1955, he earned a Ph.D. in solid-state physics from Temple University. The results of his research at Mobil Oil were published in numerous scientific journals around the world and won Mobil Oil a dozen U.S. patents. He retired from Mobil Oil in 1982. In 2004 Kokotailo died at the age of 85 in Woodbury, New Jersey.