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Prix Alfred Stucky awarded at the EPFL

Mrs. Mona Seyfedinne, a recent graduate of the "Civil Engineering" course at the EPFL in Lausanne, has won the Prix Alfred Stucky in 2020, worth CHF 3000. Her master's thesis "Gondo Throttled Surge Tank - Numerical Modeling and Design Review" best met the main criteria of the prize - originality and feasibility. We congratulate Mrs. Seyfedinne and wish her much joy and success in her upcoming professional life!

After Alfred Stucky had worked for a few years at the Gruner engineering office in Basel, he was appointed in 1926 as a lecturer at the technical faculty of the University of Lausanne - later to become the EPFL - and founded the Stucky engineering office. He was appointed full professor in 1938 and was principal of the EPFL from 1940 to 1963. His former office Stucky AG today specializes in hydroelectric power, dams, energy and infrastructure and is part of the leading engineering and planning company Gruner.

The Prix Alfred Stucky was founded in 1947 by former students of Professor Alfred Stucky and was upgraded in 2010. It rewards master's theses of particular importance and reflects the close ties between the EPFL and Stucky.