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FAPC 2022

This year, the focus of the Future Automotive Production Conference lies on improving sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle in the automotive industry. The topics of the conference include AI, digital technologies, the use of additive manufacturing and bio-based materials.
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Prof. Arno Kwade receives Lower Saxony Science Award

We would like to congratulate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade, who has been presented with the Lower Saxony Science Award in the Research category. He received the award, which is endowed with 25,000 euros, for his work in the fields of pharmaceutical process engineering and battery cell technology and production. His achievements have, amongst other things, provided a major contribution towards the development of cost-effective and safe energy storage systems and, consequently, to the implementation of the energy revolution.
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Dr. Marvin Omelan receives award from the Deutsche Kautschukindustrie

Within the framework of this year’s general meeting, the Arbeitgeberverband der Deutschen Kautschukindustrie (ADK – employers’ association of the German rubber industry) honored Dr. Marvin Omelan as one of the best graduates of the year for his doctorate in the field of applied polymer chemistry at Leibniz University Hannover.
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ZVO Oberflächentage

The Oberflächentage of the Zentralverbandes Oberflächentechnik e.V. (ZVO) will take place this year with the participation of the Fraunhofer IST in the scientific program. Rowena Duckstein, Head of the Group Electroplating and wet-chemical Processes will present a lecture on ”Mit Digitalisierung und Life Cycle Engineering zu nachhaltigen Oberflächen” (engl. Digitalization and life cycle engineering for sustainable surfaces).
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Symposium on Pharmaceutical Engineering Research 2021

This years Symposium on Pharmaceutical Engineering Research will be an online conference. SPhERe deals with issues relating to the development and manufacture of drugs and addresses current topics in pharmaceutical process engineering, such as COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Kristina Lachmann, Head of the Group ”Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processes, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Systems” will give a lecture on “Thin-film coatings for controlling the adhesion of small pharmaceutical particles“.
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SafeWaterAfrica: Sustainable, profitable and now also award-winning

The SafeWaterAfrica project not only improves drinking-water supplies in South Africa and Mozambique and protects the environment: The technologies for water treatment are the responsibility of first and foremost African companies, which strengthen the economy and employment in these countries. For this both ecological and economic success, the project under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig has been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label.
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