July 13, 2024

VDMA Honours Successful Young Engineers With Top Achievements

Chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA, Peter Dornier, presented awards to six successful young engineers at the recently concluded Techtextil.

Promotion and sustainability prizes were awarded in the categories bachelor or project theses and diploma or master theses.

“Academic theses in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed are eligible for the sustainability prizes,” VDMA informed in a press release.

Anna Markic received the sustainability prize worth €3,000 in the Bachelor’s category. The topic of her thesis, written at Reutlingen University, was the recycling of carbon fibres.

Mark Zenzinger, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University also received a €3,000 promotion award in the Bachelor’s category for the automation of the process chain for the production of welded textile hard goods.

Lena Fink from the TU Dresden received another promotion award worth €3,000. Her construction engineering project work focused on a device to simplify the maintenance of braiding machines.

Fabio Bussmann from RWTH Aachen was awarded a promotion prize in the Master’s category, worth €3,500. He has analysed the life cycle assessments of alternative semi-finished products for geotextiles.

Katharina Maria Ernst, TU Dresden, was honoured with a sustainability prize of €3,500 in the Master’s category.

Her work focused on the development of a suitable process for the treatment of chitosan fibres as an alternative starting product in the production of carbon fibres.

Lennart Hellwig, RWTH Aachen University, was awarded a €3,500 prize in the Master’s category. He focused on the topic of machine learning using the example of a nonwovens plant.

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