Trojan Horse Award 2024

27th ETH Nanoparticles Conference (NPC)

June 10-14, 2024

During combustion processes, toxic, partially carcinogenic substances are released, especially from vehicles and industrial processes. Nanometer-sized soot particles provide much surface area for the adsorption of other compounds. "Loaded" soot changes in the atmosphere by photo-chemistry. When inhaled by humans, it translocates through our lungs into the human organism, which affects cells and the entire organism. This is what is meant by the "Trojan Horse" phenomenon, which shall be highlighted by this dedicated award that recognizes insightful research that increases knowledge in this field.

This dedicated award is recognized by SFr 2,000 (approx. $ 2,200 U.S.) in prize money.

Trojan Horse Award Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
  • Jacques Schiltknecht

The winner of this year's Trojan Horse Award was:

Georgios Tsakonas

Georgios Tsakonas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LAT, Greece
Poster # 6F:
Nanoparticle profiling: a comprehensive assessment of physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics at Thessaloniki airport

Many congratulations to Georgios Tsakonas for winning the 2024 Trojan Horse Award!