Twente associate professor David Fernandez Rivas has been unanimously elected Dutch Engineer of the year 2021 by the professional jury. The announcement by the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) took place online this year in the virtual presence of Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel. Fernandez Rivas is working hard on injection technology that does not make use of needles anymore. Next to his research, David is involved in two companies: BuBclean, for ultrasonic cleaning and InkBeams, for injections and tattoos without needles. ‘As Engineer of the Year, I will continue to do my best to translate scientific knowledge into applications’ said Fernandez Rivas. To find out more please visit Twente University’s website.