For the academic year 2015-2016, the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) has provided fellowships to 95 individuals:
72 Belgian Fellows to study in the United States
12 American Fellows to study in Belgium
1 winner of the Alumni Award
The Fellows were selected competitively from a pool of brilliant applicants by a Fellowship Committee that interviews all candidates personally.
Belgian fellows 2015-2016 and American fellows 2014-2015, June 5, 2015
Mr. ADRIAENSENS, Vito, UA, Collin-Wauters Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Early 20th Century Film and Theatre Studies, Columbia U, School of the Arts, Film Program - Pro. R. King
Mr. BARBIER, Thibault, UNamur, Honorary Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the study of non-coding RNAs in M. tuberculosis, Harvard School of Public Health - Prof S. Fortune
Dr BEKAERT, Jeroen, UGent, Gustave Boël -Sofina MBA Fellow, MSx, Stanford U
Mr. BERGER, Gilles, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Novel metallodrugs targeting cancer stem cells, M.I.T., Dept of Chemistry, Prof. S. Lippard
Ms. BERTIER, Lien, UGent, Honorary Fellow, Post-doctoral research on plant-pathogen interaction, UC Davis Genome Center, laboratory of Dr. R Michelmore
Dr BILLEN, Pieter, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, Postdoc. Res. On Enhanced resource recovery from inorganic waste, Drexel U.
Mr. BOUCHÉ, Frédéric, ULg, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Flowering time control in Brachypodium distachyon, U. of Wisconsin- Biochemistry Dept. - Prof. R. Amasino
Mr. BRZUSCZAK, Philippe, ULB, CG 15-17, MBA, Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania
Ms. BUELENS, Hannelore, KULeuven, Stibbe - Ludovic De Gryse Fellow, LL.M. Competition Law and International Arbitration, NYU
Mr. BYTTEBIER, Pieter, UGent, BAEF-75 Fellow, doctoral research on the self-representation of the Episcopacy in Lotharingia, Columbia U, Dept of Music - Prof. S. Boynton
Dr. CAMPO, Adriaan, UA, Philips Fellow, Post-doctoral research on screening methods for arteriosclerosis, Columbia U., Dept Biomedical engineering- Prof. E. Konofagou
Mr. CARPENT, Xavier, UCL, Firmin van Brée of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Louvain Fellow, Postdoctoral research on RFID authentication and applied cryptography, U of California, Irvine, Secure Computer and networking Center - Prof G. Tsudik
Dr COLON, Elisabeth, UCL, UCLouvain Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the effect of chronic pain on cognitive functions., Harvard Medical School, P.A.I.N. Group - Prof. D. Borsook
Mr. CORNELIS, Olmo, UGent, PDF, Post-doctoral research on Computational Ethnomusicology, Indiana U. Dept of Folklore and Ethnomusicology - Prof. R. Stone
Ms. DÉDERIX, Sylviane, UCL, PDF, Post-doctoral research Archaeology "Patterns of movement, interactions and exchanges in Prepalatial south-central Crete (ca. 3100-1900 BC)", U. of Arizona, School of Anthropology - Prof. B. Mills
Mr. DE MAESSCHALCK, Cis, VUB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, PhD in mechanical engineering in Turbine Rotor Tip Design Optimization and Control, Purdue U. , Prof. Paniagua
Dr DE MEYER, Lauren, KULeuven, Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship GF, MS in Electrical Engineering, Harvard U.
Mr. DERUDDER, Alex, Other, Music Fellow, Master/Graduate Jazz Piano, Steinhardt, New York University ( 2d yr)
Mr. DE WAELE, Matthias, Other, van Itallie Fellow, Jazzdrums & jazz music in general., The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, sholarship from the New School
Dr. DHAINAUT, Maxime, ULB, van Itallie Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the Control of anti-tumor immune responses by Tregs, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital - Prof. B. Brown
Ms. DOSSCHE, Marie-Astrid, KULeuven, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton Fellow, LLM International Trade Law and Business Law, Harvard U.
Mr. DUFOUR, Gilles, ULg, Emile Boulpaep Fellow, Post-doctoral Research: siRNA trafficking and cancer, Harvard Medical School, Chair in Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Professor dr. J Lieberman
Mr. DUMONT DE CHASSART, Quentin, UCL, Honorary Fellow, LL.M. Business Law, UC Berkeley
Mr. EGAN, Raphael, ULg, Albert & Evelyn Jadot Charitable Trust Fellow, PhD in Mechanical Engineering : Rheology and turbulent flows of complex fluids, UC Santa Barbara
Mr. FOQUET, Lander, UGent, National Lottery Fellow, Postdoctoral research in vivo malaria prevention using humanized mice, U. of Washington, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute - Prof. S. Kappe
Ms. GANGSTED, Jutta, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, LL.M. Master of Laws, Columbia U.
Dr GEYZEN, Anneke, VUB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Postdoctoral research on History, food history, urban history, food studies, The New School for Public engagement - Prof. M. Watson
Mr./dr GRAUWET, Korneel, UGent, Henri Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation, Postdoc research on the Enhancement of oHSV-1 oncotherapy by introducing viral NK-evasive genes, Harvard Med. School, Dept of Neurosurgery - Prof. E. Chiocca
Mr. GUNS, Sam, UGent, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, doctoral research in Particle Physics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Prof. Ch. Bauer
Mr. HALLEMEESCH, Nick, KULeuven, Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship GF, LL.M., Harvard U.
Mr. HANSSENS, Jürgen, UGent, Honorary Fellow, doctoral research on the financing policies of entrepreneurial firms, Wharton U. - Prof. I. MacMillan
Ms. HELLINX, Elke, VUB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, LL.M. Corporate and Environmental Law, U. of Michigan
Mr. HERMANS, Thomas, ULg, ULg Fellow, Post-doctoral research: Inverse modeling constrained with 4D geophysics, Stanford U., School of Earth Sciences - Prof. S. Costa
Ms. JANSEGERS, Marlies, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post-doctoral research in Linguistics - "Apology markers across languages", UC Santa Barbara, Dept of Linguistics - Prof. S Gries
Ms. KESTERS, Divya, KULeuven, H. Van Waeyenbergh of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Leuven Fellow, Post-doctoral research to Study the mechanisms underlying congenital arrhythmia, Columbia U., Medical Center, Dept of Pharmacology - Prof. R Kass
Ms. LAGUESSE, Sophie, ULg, PDF, Post-doctoral research on Neuroadaptations underlying alcohol addiction, UCSF School of Medicine, Dept of Neurology - Prof. D. Ron
Mr. LANGOUCHE, Lennart, KULeuven, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, PhD in NanoEngineering, UC San Diego
Mr. LAUWERS, Alexandre, UCL, Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship GF, MA in Economics, Columbia U
Mr. LAVENS, Pieter, UGent, UGent Fellow, LL.M., U. of Chicago
Mr. LECONTE, Nicolas, UCL, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post-doctoral research onTransport and Hall physics in strained graphene, U. of Texas at Austin, Dept of Physics - Prof. R. Hazeltine
Ms. LEGRAIN, Sarah, UCL, Firmin van Brée of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Louvain Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the role of macrophages in LCMV persistent infection, The Scripps Research Inst., Viral Immmunobiology Lab. - Prof. M. Oldstone
Mr. LEYS, Reinout, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, LL.M. in EU-USA counterterrorism agreements, U. of Chicago
Ms. MATHIEU, Cilia, KULeuven, Paul Vernel Fellow, LL.M. in Comparative constitutional law, U. of Virginia
Mr. MERTENS, Thomas, UGent, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Postdoctoral research in Theoretical High-Energy Physics: String Theory, Princeton U., Dept of Physics Prof. H Verlinde
Dr. MORELLE, Xavier, UCL, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Post-doctoral Research: Soft and Active Materials: experiments & modeling, Harvard U, School of Engineering and Applied Sc - Prof. Z Suo
Ms. MOUTON, Alice, ULg, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Post-doctoral Research on the Conservation genomics of two canids, UCLA - Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Prof R K Wayne
Ms. NACHTERGAEL, Amandine, UMons, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Postdoctoral research in Pharmacognosy, U of Illinois at Chicago, Dept of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Prof G Pauli
Dr ODENT, Jérémy, UMons, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Postdoc res in shape memory and self healing PLA-based materials, Cornell U., College of Engineering - Prof. E. Giannelis
Mr. OP 'T EYNDE, Joost, KULeuven, Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship GF, MS in Biomedical Engineering, Duke U.
Ms. PEIFFER, Véronique, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, Post-doctoral research in Biodesign Innovation, Stanford U. - Prof. A. Mattison
Ms. QUINZIN, Maud, ULB, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Conservation Genomics and Evolutionary Biology, Yale U, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studie Prof. A Caccone,
Mr. RAMAEKERS, Vincent, UA, CG 15-17, MBA, The Wharton School
Mr. SAAD, Neil, UGent, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post-doctoral research on infectious disease and vaccine epidemiology, Yale U. School of Public Health - Dr. Virginia Pitzer
Dr SAGHAZADEH, Saghi, UCL, Henri Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation, Post-doctoral research on Hydrogel based systems for drug delivery, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & technology - Prof. A Khademhosseini
Mr. SAMYN, Ingmar, KULeuven, Clifford Chance Fellow, LL.M., Yale U.
Mr. SCHÄFER, Harald, KULeuven, Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship GF, MS in Computer sciences and electrical engineering, UC Santa Barbara
Mr. SIJMONS, Steven, KULeuven, KULeuven Fellow, Post-doctoral research on NK Cell Evasion by Rhesus Cytomegalovirus, OHSU Vaccine & Gene therapy institute - Prof. K Früh
Mr. SPAAS, Pieter, KULeuven, National Lottery Fellow, PhD in Mathematics, UCSD, La Jolla - Prof. Adrian Ioana
Ms. THIBAUT, Aurore, ULg, ULg Fellow, Post-doctoral research Comparing tDCS ( transcranial direct current) and tPCS (pulse current stimulations): neurophysiological study, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Prof. F Fregni
Mr. TROIAN-GAUTIER, Ludovic, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the Synthesis of Ru(II)-compounds for solar cells., U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dept of Chemistry - Prof G Meyer
Dr. VANDEKERCKHOVE, Bram, UA, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post-doctoral research on cognitive neuroscience of language processing, Tufts U, Dept of Psychology - Prof. G Kuperberg
Mr. VANDENDRIESSCHE, Benjamin, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Neural control systems and biological dynamics, Case Western Reserve U.,Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Prof. K. Loparo
Ms. VAN DE VEL, Frances, KULeuven, , MA in Journalism, Northwestern U.
Dr. VANOOST, Marie, UCL, UCLouvain Fellow, Post-doctoral research on a Reception study of American narrative journalism, U of North Carolina, School of journalism and Mass Communication, Prof. S. King
Ms. VERMEIRE, Jolien, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post-doctoral research on Host restriction factors of the HIV virus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Prof. M Emerman
Ms. VERSCHUREN, Sanne, UGent, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, PhD in Political Science, Brown U.
Ms. WANET, Anaïs, UNamur, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Post-doctoral research of the role played by noncoding RNA trafficking via extracellular vesicles in acute myeloid leukemia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Prof. D. Tenen
Mr./dr WEIKMANS, Romain, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post-doctoral research towards an understanding of inter-agency dynamics in climate finance donor countries, Brown U., Institute for the Study of Environment and Society - Prof T Roberts
Ms., dr WILLEM, Bieke, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the Intimacy in Chilean and Argentinian cinema "of me", UC Berkeley, Latin American Literature and Culture - Prof. N Brizuela
Dr. WILLEMOT, Laurent, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post-doctoral research in Biomechanics of Shoulder and Knee Stability, Mayo Clinic, Biomechanical Laboratory - Prof. Kai-Nan
Ms. YSEBRANT DE LENDONCK, Laure, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post-doctoral reserach in Cancer immunotherapy and cell engineering., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Instittute- Prof. M Sadelain
Mr./dr ZAMORA VARGAS, Daniel, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post-doctoral research on the US Welfare State and career unemployment risk, U. of Illinois, Dept of Political Sciences - Prof. S. Engelman and W. B. Michaels.