Prizes and awards

K-T Rie Award

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Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer (right) is awarding the K-T Rie Award for his achievements in the field of applied plasma research.

Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer received the K-T Rie Award for his achievements in the field of applied plasma research at this year's Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE), which took place in Jeju, Korea, from 11 to 15 September 2017.

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1st poster prize of the SVC 2017

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The winner of the 1st poster prize of the SVC 2017 Jessica Gerstenberg (middle).

Jessica Gerstenberg from the Institute for Surface Technology at the TU Braunschweig was awarded the 1st place in the poster prizes for her poster ʺMicrostructure Investigations on Gas Flow Sputtered Thermal Barrier Coatingsʺ together with her co-authors from the Fraunhofer IST and the Institute for Materials at the TU Brauschweig. In her work, she examined zirconium-based heat-insulation layers produced by gas flow sputtering, e.g. with regard to the microstructure of the layer.

3rd Poster prize at the ICCG11

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The awardee of the 3rd Poster prize at the ICCG11 Felipe C. Carreri of the Fraunhofer IST.

Employees of the Fraunhofer IST were honored with the third place in the poster prizes awarded during the 11th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics from June 12 – 16, 2016 in Braunschweig. Felipe C. Carreri, Holger Gerdes, Ralf Bandorf, Michael Vergöhl and Günter Bräuer from the Fraunhofer IST were awarded for the contribution “Deposition of ITO films by reactive high power impulse magnetron sputtering from a metallic rotatable target”.

Competition INNOspace Masters 2016

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Fraunhofer IST scientists are able to apply a metall coating on carbon-fiber reinforced plastic antennas for the ESA »Sentinel-Mission«.

At the INNOspace Masters conference on May 4, 2016 in Berlin, Dr. Andreas Dietz, manager of the business unit aerospace at the Fraunhofer IST, was honored by the German Center for Aerospace (DLR) in the framework of the competition INNOspace Masters 2016. Together with his project partners Prof. Enrico Stoll from the Institute of Space Systems of the TU Braunschweig and Stefan Linke from INVENT GmbH he took the second place in the category “DLR Space Management Challenge” with the “OCULUS” project.

Supplemental award to EFB Project Award 2016

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The awardees of the EFB-Projektpreis 2016

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Weber, long-standing employee of Fraunhofer IST, received the supplemental award to the EFB Project Award 2016 for his successful work on the project “Fast Tool Wear Test for Deep and Stretch Drawing of Sheet Steel”. It was presented on April 12th during the congress of the European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working (EFB).