Award for doctoral candidates funded by

The Impact.Award 2023 funded by the City of Vienna Cultural Affairs was given to eight active PhD students of the University of Vienna. The prize was awarded for outstanding dissertation projects with the potential to reach target groups outside the scientific community and to achieve social, cultural or economic added value.

Award Winners:

  • Raluca Chereji: Expert-to-Lay Communication: The Use of Automatic Speech Recognition and Machine Translation Post-Editing (PEMT) in Translations for the Medical Domain
  • Catarina da Cunha e Silva Martins Costa: From neuroepithelial morphogenesis to circuit formation: using organoid technologies to understand human brain development
  • Sophie Greistorfer: Glowing mucus - Characterization of the unique defence secretion of Latia neritoides (Gastropoda)
  • Hayk Palabikyan: Converting carbon dioxide into bioplastics
  • Julia Reiter: Political development between politicization and radicalization: Understanding and measuring adolescents' and young adults' unconventional political development and engagement
  • Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki: Science-Policy Interfaces for Ocean Protection
  • MacKenzie Trupp: Art and wellbeing – Examining the circumstances and mechanisms of art interventions
  • Claudia Wiesinger: Facilitating multilingual crisis communication: The applications of speech-enabled machine translation post-editing (PEMT) in crisis translation 

(from left to right): Raluca Chereji, MacKenzie Trupp, Hayk Palabikyan, Sophie Greistorfer, Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki, Claudia Wiesinger

We would like to thank our jurors of the expertjury:

Stefanie Beßler, Innovation & Community Lead, Social Impact Award (SIA) 

Sigrid Koloo, Impact Thinker, Founder of Koloo Projects 

Peter Kühne, program lead Innovative Solutions, Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS)  

Joao Matos, Prof. Dept. of Chromosome Biology, University of Vienna 

Benjamin Missbach, Program Management Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)  

Katharine Sarikakis, Prof. Department of Communication, University of Vienna 

Lucas Zinner, Head of Research Services and Career Development, University of Vienna