Prizes and Awards

  • SMIT 2018 – Best Presentation Award
    Aimée Sakes, Paul Breedveld and Jo Spronck. Development of the Wave catheter for puncture of chronic total occlusions.
  • SMIT 2018 – Best Presentation Award
    Marta Scali, Dimitra Dodou and Paul Breedveld. Bio-inspired self-propelling needle.
  • Aspasia Award 2018
    Aimée Sakes. The Aspasia award is awarded to talented female researchers to promote their careers towards professorship.
  • Best Lecturer Award 2018
    Paul Breedveld. Best lecturer of 3rd year Mechanical Engineering Bachelor at TU Delft, organised by student association “Gezelschap Leeghwater”.
  • PhD-degree awarded Cum Laude (2018)
    Aimée Sakes, for her PhD-thesis: High-impact technologies for endovascular treatment of chonic total occlusions.
  • SMIT Conference 2017 – Abstract Award
    Paulien Veldhoven, Marta Scali, Paul Henselmans, Dimitra Dodou & Paul Breedveld. Ultra-thin steerable needle: an experimental prototype. second prize.
  • CVET 2017 – Most Downloaded Article Award
    Aimée Sakes, Evelyn Regar, Jenny Dankelman & Paul Breedveld (2016). Crossing total occlusions: navigating towards recanalization. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 102-117.
  • Medical Delta Young Talent – Scientist Award 2017
    Aimée Sakes, first prize.

  • Sciencebattle February 2015
    Paul Henselmans, first prize.
  • Wim van der Hoek Award 2015
    Aimee Sakes, nominated top three.
  • Sciencebattle 2014
    Paul Henselmans, first prize.
  • IMDI Talentprijs 2014
    Paul Henselmans, first prize.
  • DMD-EU Conference 2014 – Best Pitch Award
    Awaz Ali, first prize.
  • SMIT Conference 2014 – Young Investigator Award
    Awaz Ali, second prize.
  • MEC Congress 2014 – Best Paper Award
    Gerwin Smit, session ‘clinical outcomes’, first prize.
  • IMDI Talentprijs 2013
    Ewout Arkenbout, second prize.
  • BME Conference 2013 – Best Poster Award
    Gerwin Smit, first prize.
  • VICI Award 2011
    Paul Breedveld, personal research grant, Mechanical squid for brain stem surgery.
  • Summer School Biomedical Engineering 2010 – Best Design Award
    Awaz Ali, first prize.
  • SMIT Conference 2010 – Best Oral Presentation
    Paul Breedveld, first prize.
  • Delft Design & Engineering Award 2009
    Paul Breedveld, best design of TU Delft (I-Flex), second prize.
  • Delft Entrepreneurial Scientist Award TU Delft 2008
    Paul Breedveld, best entrepreneurial scientist of TU Delft, nomination.
  • Delft Entrepreneurial Scientist Award Faculty 3mE 2008
    Paul Breedveld, best entrepreneurial scientist of Faculty 3mE of TU Delft, second prize.
  • VENI Award 2008
    Dimitra Dodou, personal research grant, Plakkende tangen (sticky graspers).
  • Shell/Syntens LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2006
    Paul Breedveld & DEAM, most promising young company of the Netherlands, first prize.
  • Syntens “Gouden Kans” Award 2006
    Paul Breedveld & DEAM, most innovative entrepeneur of North Holland, first prize.
  • ASME Biennal Mechanisms & Robotics Conference 2004 – Best Conference Paper Award
    Paul Breedveld, first prize.
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & sciences (KNAW) 2004
    Paul Breedveld, personal research grant, Biologically inspired technology for surgical interventions in the intestines.
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & sciences (KNAW) 2002
    Paul Breedveld, personal research grant, Biologically inspired locomotion through the intestines.
  • EAES Congress 2001 – Technology Award
    Paul Breedveld & Shigeo Hirose, Best Technical Contribution, first prize.