Prizes and awards

Three successfully completed apprenticeships at the Fraunhofer IST

The graduates Conrad von Bülow and Jonas Boomers, their trainers Sven Pleger and Daniel Schulze as well as the director Prof. Bräuer (f.l.t.r.).
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The graduates Conrad von Bülow and Jonas Boomers, their trainers Sven Pleger and Daniel Schulze as well as the director Prof. Bräuer (f.l.t.r.).

This year, a total of three Fraunhofer IST apprentices successfully completed their training. Two apprentices were even honored by the Braunschweig Chamber of Industry and Commerce for their particularly good performance in the final examinations.

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Rudolf Seeliger Prize 2019

Awardee Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Klages.
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The awardees of the EFB-Projektpreis 2016.

At this year’s 19th Fachtagung für Plasmatechnologie (plasma technology conference), which took place from 17th to 19th June in Cottbus, Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Klages was awarded the Rudolf Seeliger Prize for his achievements in the field of plasma research.

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Distinguished Chair Professorship at Feng Chia University in Taiwan

Dr. Ralf Bandorf receives the certificate of appointment for a Distinguished Chair Professorship at Feng Chia University
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Dr. Ralf Bandorf receives the certificate of appointment for a Distinguished Chair Professorship at Feng Chia University (f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer, Prof. Bing-Jean Lee, Dr. Ralf Bandorf, Prof. Jin-Huang Huang).

The Feng Chia University in Taiwan has appointed Dr. Ralf Bandorf, manager of the group ”Highly Ionized Plasmas and PECVD” at the Fraunhofer IST as ”Distinguished Chair Professor FCU”. In doing so the university pays tribute to the longstanding good scientific cooperation. Thus, on June 1st, 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed that sealed the partnership between Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and Feng Chia University, that had already existed since 2014. A successful cooperation has developed especially in the field of high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS), an innovative coating technology and the special field of Ralf Bandorf. The goal is now to build a joint center for highly ionized plasmas.

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K-T Rie Award

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

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

Competition INNOspace Masters 2017

Galvanic deposition on filigree 3D printed structures.
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Galvanic deposition on filigree 3D printed structures.

As already in 2016 Dr. Andreas Dietz, manager of the business unit aerospace, took the 2nd place in the INNOSpace Masters competition in the category “DLR Raumfahrtmanagment Challenge“. The aim of the awarded project AMPFORS (Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Parts for Space) is to develop more and more lightweight 3D printed plastic components for aerospace. In a second step the printed parts are metallized, for example to improve the mechanical properties of plastic and to adapt it to the conditions in space.