We would like to use this newsletter to express our congratulations on three accounts: Dr. Marvin Omelan for the Doctoral Prize of the German Rubber Industry, Dr.-Ing. Sabrina Zellmer for the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for her excellent doctorate, and Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade for the Lower Saxony Science Prize (Wissenschaftspreis Niedersachsen). We are also pleased to present a way towards the "green" battery.
In our reports from the world of research you can find out more about the MOCCA+® software developed at the Fraunhofer IST and about the texturing of tool surfaces and highly stressed components which enables the specific adjustment of the tribological contact. In a blog post we show you what flexible production systems for smart surfaces can look like.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue and wish you a wonderful Advent season and happy holidays. Have a happy and healthy New Year.
The editorial team