Prizes and awards

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).

Chamber of Industry and Commerce Technology Transfer Award 2015

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The awardees: Dr. Dirk Wandke, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Viöl und Dr. Andreas Helmke (from left to right).

Healing with plasma – this goal was achieved by a team of physicists, engineers, doctors and biologists with the development of a medical technology called PlasmaDerm® for the treatment of wounds and skin diseases. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Viöl, Vice President of HAWK and Head of the Application Centre for Plasma and Photonics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Dr. Andreas Helmke of the IST Application Centre and Dr. Dirk Wandke, managing director of the CINOGY GmbH, were presented with the Technology Transfer Award by the Braunschweig Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the transfer of this innovative technology – the journey from the idea to the medical device.

Hermann-Blenk Research Award 2015

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The jury and the awardees of the Hermann-Blenk-Preis and the Karl-Doetsch-Nachwuchspreis.

Dr. Tatiana Hentrich, manager of the business unit Mechanical Engineering, Tools and Automotive Technology, was presented with the Hermann-Blenk Research Award on November 16, 2015 in the course of the 6th Research Day of the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL). The research award endowed with € 5,000 is presented annually by NFL Braunschweig for trendsetting research results and outstanding studies and theses in the field of aviation and aerospace as well as the corresponding key technologies.

Two awards for Fraunhofer IST at AEPSE

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Dr. Ralf Bandorf (right) receives the Young Scientist Award.

Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, received the Appreciation Award at the Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering AEPSE. The committee thereby honored his many years of dedication, especially to the organisation of the conference.

Fraunhofer Young Scientist Prize

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Viöl (left) and Dr. Christoph Gerhard.

On June 22, 2015 the Göttingen scientist Dr. Christoph Gerhard from the Application Centre for Plasma and Photonics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST earned 3rd place in the “Green Photonics” Fraunhofer Young Scientist Award at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair in Munich for his dissertation on the topic of laser micro-structuring.