SUNUM Researcher Begüm Yarar Kaplan was awarded the "Young Researcher Award" given to researchers under 35 years of age by the Hydrogen Technologies Association with her published papers, directed and participated in projects about “Development of graphene and carbon-based catalyst layers for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, electrochemical characterization of materials for fuel cells, synthesis of carbon-based hybrid materials for fuel cells and electrospun mats as a PEM fuel cell electrode.”
Young Researcher Award is designed for researchers with at least a master's degree who are under 35 years old as of the date of the next IHTEC conference (that the award ceremony is planned to take place). Candidates might apply directly to this award or they may be nominated. Candidates who apply or who are nominated for this award must have successfully carried out nationally and internationally successful studies on hydrogen energy technologies. Those who have inventions, who develop new applications or unique methods related to hydrogen energy technologies, will be the reason of preference for this award.