For the academic year 2017-2018, the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) has provided fellowships to 85 individuals:

73 Belgian Fellows to study in the United States
11 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.

BAEF Fellows 2017


Belgian fellows 2017-2018 and American fellows 2016-2017, June 2, 2017

Mr. BAECKENS, Simon, UA, BAEF-75 Fellow, Postdoc. Res.:Reptile scales: a hidden source of bio-inspiration, Harvard U, Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Prof. Dr. J Losos and U. of Massachusetts, CEM ,Prof. dr. Duncan, J. Irschick and Prof. dr. A. Crosby
Mr. BATSELÉ, Filip, UGent, UGent Fellow, LL.M., Tufts U. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Mr. BONNAFFÉ, Rémy, UGent, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, LL.M., Columbia U.
Ms. BOONEN, Heleen, UGent, UGent Fellow, LL.M., NYU
Mr. BOUCHAT, François, ULB, CG, MBA in Management, Kellogg School of Management
Mr. BULTINCK, Nick, UGent, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post doctoral research in Theoretical physics: quantum mechanics, Princeton U, Dept of Physics: Joseph Henry Laboratories, Condensed matter theory group of Prof. M. Zaletel
Mr. CALABRESE, Raphaël, ULg, Sofina -G.Boël Fellow, MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, U. of Chicago Booth School of Business
Ms. CARTON, Jessy, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post doctoral research : Refugee Identities: Rhetorics of Forced Migration, Columbia U. Dept of English and Comparative Literature- Prof. Joey Slaughter
Mr. COLLART, Orvil, ULB, Sofina - Gustave Boël Fellow, Master of Translational Medicine, U.C. Berkeley
Ms. COLLIGNON, Evelyne, ULB, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post doctoral research : Biomedical sciences: Unravelling the role of new epigenetic modification in aging, UCSF- Dept of Ob/gyn and Pathology - Prof M Ramalho-Santos
Ms. COURTMANS, Sophie, ULg, ULg Fellow, LL.M. International Legal Studies, NYU
Dr. DE BOURNONVILLE, Catherine, ULg, PDF, Post doctoral research : Brain steroids fluctuation and auditory processing, UMass Amherst, Dept. Of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies Prof. Luke Remage-Healey
Mr. DE CORT, Gijs, UGent, National Lottery Fellow, Post doctoral research : Paleoclimatology, study of Earth's past climate, Columbia U., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), the PaleoDynamics Lab of Prof. Jason Smerdon
Ms./Dr. DEGRYSE, Sandrine, KULeuven, H. Van Waeyenbergh of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Leuven Fellow, Post doctoral research : Discovery of genetic and epigenetic targets that control the tumor microenvironment and Treg stability in the tumor microenvironment, Harvard Medical School, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Dept of Cancer Immunology & Virology - Prof. Harvey Cantor
Mr. DE KEERSMAECKER, Quinten, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, LL.M., UC Berkeley
Ms. DE KOSTER, Emma, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, LL.M., Columbia U.
Mr. DE LAET, Timmy, UA, Collin-Wauters Fellow, Post doctoral research :History of postwar dance, Temple U. - Boyer College of Music and Dance - Prof Mark Franko
Ms. DELBAERE, Ruth, UGent, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, LL.M., NYU
Ms. DELVAL, Eugénie, ULB, Clifford Chance Fellow, LL.M., U of Chicago
Mr. DEMEYER, Daan, MUSIC, van Itallie Fellow, Music : Jazz piano, The New School
Mr. DE RAEDT, Frederik, UA, Fonds Ernest du Bois Fellow, MS in Business Analytics, Michigan State U.
Mr. DEROO, Florian, UGent, Honorary Fellow, MA in Liberal Arts, The New School
Mr. DE RYCKE, Kasper, UGent, Paul Vernel Fellow, LL.M.: Corporate law, securities law, corporate finance, U. of Chicago
Ms. DESMEDT, Maaike, KULeuven, Baillet Latour Fund Fellow, MA in Development Economics, Boston U.
Mr. DEVOS, Arnout, KULeuven, Baillet Latour Fund Fellow, MS in Computer Science, U. of Southern California (USC)
Ms. DUMONT, Antoinette, UCL, Firmin van Brée of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Louvain Fellow, Postdoctoral research :The question of work in sustainable agriculture, UC Berkeley, Dept of environmental science, policy, and management, Laboratpry - Prof M A Altieri
Ms. DUQUESNE, Alexia, ULg, ULg Fellow, LL.M., NYU
Ms. ESSER, Nathalie, ULg, Baillet Latour Fund Fellow, Post doctoral research : Obesity and type 2 diabetes, U of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle - Diabetes Research Center - Prof S Kahn
Mr. FORIERS, Ruben, KULeuven, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton Fellow, LL.M., U. of Chicago
Ms./Dr. GISTELINCK, Charlotte, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post doctoral research : Mechanistic insight in the brittle bone disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), U. of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Seattle, Dept of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine- Prof David R Eyre
Ms./Dr. HUYBRECHTS, Florence, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post doctoral research : A Belgian Poet, Jazz and Resistance in the U.S.A, Columbia U, Dept of English and Comparative Literature, affiliated with the Center for Jazz Studies - Prof. Brent H Edwards
Mr. JAGO, Alban, UCL, PDF, Post doctoral research : Non-formal deformation quantization, UC Berkeley, Dept of Mathematics - Prof Alan Weinstein
Ms. JANJEVIC, Milena, ULB, PDF, Post doctoral research :Transportation engineering - city logistics, MIT, Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), Megacity Logistics Lab, Prof Yossi Sheffi
Ms. KLAPS, Luna, VUB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, MA in American Studies, Brown U.
Mr. LANTMEETERS, Michaël, VUB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, MA in International Relations, Johns Hopkins U., SAIS, Washington DC
Ms. LECOMTE, Morgan, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post doctoral research : Development of a catalyzed deoxygenation reaction, MIT, Dept of Chemistry - Prof Alexander T Radosevich
Mr. LEFÈVRE, François, UCL, Alumni Fellowship, Post doctoral research : Transporters involved in plant-fungal symbiosis, Cornell U, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research - Prof Maria Harrison
Dr. LOBET, Michaël, UNamur, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Post doctoral research : Metamaterials for absorption &teaching innovations, Harvard U, John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, , Dept of Applied Physics - Prof Eric Mazur
Mr./Dr. MADANI, Mehdi, UCL, Firmin van Brée of the Hoover Foundation for the University of Louvain Fellow, Post doctoral research : Pricing rules in day-ahead electricity markets, Johns Hopkins U, Dept of Civil Engineering, Mathematical Optimization for Decisions Lab - Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui
Mr. MATHIAS, Jean-Luc, VUB, Sofina - Gustave Boël Fellow, MBA in General Management, Harvard Business School
Mr./Dr. MEUNIER, Nicolas, UCL, UCLouvain Fellow, Social structure in Rome and the Latium (5th c BC), U. of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Dept of Classical Studies - Prof Nicola Terranato
Mr. MICHAUX, Lennard, KULeuven, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, LL.M. American legal system, U. of Chicago
Ms./Dr. NOËL, Lise, ULg, Albert & Evelyn Jadot Charitable Trust Fellow, Post doctoral research : Ultrasoft materials to explain brain morphogenesis, Stanford U. - Dept of Mechanical Engineering - Living Matter Laboratory supervised by Prof. E. Kuhl
Mr./Dr. PHILIPPE, Matthew, UCL, National Lottery Fellow, Post doctoral research : Cyber physical Systems, UCLA, Electrical Engineering Dept - Professor Paulo Tabuada
Ms./Dr. ROCHTUS, Anne, KULeuven, Emile Boulpaep Fellow, Post doc res. In Epilepsy Genetics, Boston Children's Hospital, Epilepsy Genetics Program, Prof Annapurna Poduri
Mr. ROMBOUTS, Jean-Sébastien, UCL, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, LL.M. Law, U. of Chicago
Mr. RUBENS, Michael, KULeuven, Monique Walravens Fellow, doctoral research in Economics, Yale U.,Dept of Economics, Industrial Organization and International Trade group, Prof Pinelopi K. Goldberg.
Ms. RUELENS, Melanie, KULeuven, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, General LL.M. with a focus on Competition Law, NYU
Ms. SASSI, Fatma Ezzahra, ULB, van Itallie Fellow, LL.M. Foreign investment law and international trade law, UC Berkeley
Ms./Dr. SAXENA, Sarah, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, Post doctoral research : Postoperative cognitive decline, UC San Francisco, School of Medicine , Dept of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care - Prof Mervyn Maze
Ms./Dr. SCHEPERS, Dorien, UA, Philips Fellow, Post doctoral research : Human cardiovascular disease modeling in zebrafish, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, WI, Prof Jan Huisken
Ms. SEGHERS, Eveline, UGent, Honorary Fellow, Post doctoral research : Evolutionary psychology of art and religion, U. of New Mexico, Psychology Dept, Prof Geoffrey Miller
Mr. SIMONET, Henri, ULB, Sofina - Gustave Boël Fellow, LL.M., Columbia U.
Dr. SLABBAERT, Jan, KULeuven, Cabeaux-Jacobs Fellow, Post doc. Res.: Single-cell genomics, New York Genome Center, Prof Robert B. Darnell
Mr. SLUYSMANS, Damien, ULg, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Post doctoral research : Design of synthetic molecular machines, Northwestern U., Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Dept of Chemistry - Prof Fraser Stoddart
Ms. SNYERS D'ATTENHOVEN, Victoria , ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, LL.M. Gender Studies and Critical Race Studies, UC Berkeley, Law School
Mr. STARCK, Vincent, ULg, Sofina - Gustave Boël Fellow, PhD in Economics, Brown U.
Mr. STASSEN, Ivo, KULeuven, Francqui Foundation Fellow, Postdoc. Res.: Chemiresistive composite CP/MOF sensors, MIT, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Mircea Dinca
Ms./Dr. STEENSELS, Sandra, KULeuven, KULeuven Fellow, Post doctoral research :The role of Acot9 in metabolic pathogenesis, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The laboratory of Dr. Baran A. Ersoy ( possible grant)
Mr. STEPPE, Richard, KULeuven, Honorary Fellow, LL.M. Price discrimination; antitrust law and economics., Harvard U.
Mr. THIELENS, Arno, UGent, Honorary Fellow, Post doctoral research : Wireless Communication of Smart Bandages, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Wireless research Center (BWRC) Supervisor Prof Jan Rabaey
Ms. TOPET, Cécile, UCL, UCLouvain Fellow, LL.M. Mainly animal law and environmental law., NYU
Mr. TSOROJEV, Zaurbek, UCL, Sofina - Gustave Boël Fellow, MS in Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Mr./Dr. VAN DEN BERGH, Bram, KULeuven, Henri Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation, In vivo antibiotic-tolerant persisters, Cornell U., College of Agriculture and Life sciences, Dept of Entomology, Prof A Douglas
Mr. VANDENBUSSCHE, Wannes, KULeuven, PDF, Postdoc res in Law: Legislating Apologies in Tort Law, Yale U. , Yale Law School - Prof. James Whitman
Mr. VANDE VELDE, Nicolas, ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow,  LL.M., U. of Chicago
Mr. VAN DE VELDE, Yannick, Other, Music Fellow, Music : Artist Diploma, Classical Piano, Yale School of Music, Prof. Boris Berman
Mr. VANDEVIVER, Nicolas, UGent, UGent Fellow, Post doctoral research : The Edward Said Papers: a Geneaology of Thought, Columbia U., Institute for Comparative Literature and Society - Prof. Stathis Gourgouris
Mr. VAN LIMBERGEN, Dimitri, UGent, Honorary Fellow, Post doctoral research : Vineyard-based agroforestry systems in Roman Italy, Columbia U., Dept of History, The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, Professor William V. Harris
Ms. VAN OUTRYVE D'YDEWALLE, Sixtine, UCL, Paul Vernel Fellow, LL.M. Legal theory, Yale U.
Ms. VERBERGT, Marie-Gabrielle, UGent, Baillet Latour Fund Fellow, MA in Social Sciences, U. of Chicago
Ms. VOGELS, Margot , ULB, Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow, LL.M. Antitrust Law, Columbia U.
Mr. WENRIC, Stephane, ULg, Henri Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation, Post-doc res: Bioinformatics applied to Population Genomics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, Insitute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology - Prof Eimear Kenny

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