BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui receives Meltzer Award

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui
Photo: André Kvalvågnes. Copyright: Dragefjellet Centre of Learning and Communication

BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui has been awarded the Melzter Award for Yong reserachers.

The Meltzer Award is awarded every year on Lauritz Meltzers birthday, the 8th of March. For 2017. This year, it was awarded to mathematician Kundan Kumar and BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui – both for their significant contributions to their fields.

Ignacio defended his PhD from UiB in 2017, and received Concurrence’s prize for best doctoral thesis of the year in Competition Law and Economics. He has been published in several well-renowned journals and his work has been referred to by the European Commission and by the President of the UK Supreme Court.

“This recognition has been a great and unexpected surprise. While it gives me lots of fresh motivation, I also feel a sense of responsibility. I think the Meltzer prize will give me drive to continue developing new research ideas and to discuss important societal challenges from a legal perspective. The impressive work of the previous recipients sets the bar high for my future output, and I feel the duty to strive to live up to their standards,” says Herrera thanking his colleagues at the Faculty of Law.

Herrera Anchustegui has an advice for other young researchers:

A PhD project is like the Tour de France – long, exhausting and divided into stages. To reach the end you need hard work, stamina and perseverance. Yet, along the way you should set manageable goals – both because reaching them will give you new motivations, and because the race will feel much shorter.

The Meltzer Award was also award to Kundan Kumar, Associate Professor at Institute of Mathematics at the University of Bergen. Kumar is a researcher of flow in porous media. This has applications, among others, in energy of oil flow in subsurface or geothermal energy, and environment, like water contamination.