The people behind the research projects
ITA | How can polymer optical waveguides be manufactured on 3D circuit carriers? This is what physicist Laura Fütterer at the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA) is researching. She received the Best Paper Award at the International MID Congress.
IFW | The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) has elected Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Bergmann, Head of Manufacturing Processes at IFW, as one of 150 Associate Members worldwide, thus honoring Bergmann’s scientific achievements.
IKK | Meret Jürgens is one of 60 scholarship holders of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). She is working on her doctorate on circular economy concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy (IKK).
ITA | HITec | Production in Space: This is the specialty of Dr.-Ing. Christoph Lotz. He coordinates experiments in weightlessness as well as partial gravity and comes into contact with very different topics – from quantum physics to additive manufacturing.
IPH | Coordinate, communicate and design: These are the three main tasks of the new group leader for innovative manufacturing processes Dipl.-Ing. Jens Kruse. Such a position exists at IPH for the first time.
LZH | Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle, Executive Director of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), has accepted the appointment as Professor for Laser Additive Processing in a joint appointment procedure of the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and the LZH, effective as of 15 August 2021.
IKK | Robin Bähre is one of 60 scholarship holders of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). The topic of his thesis, which he is writing at IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy, is “Degradation behavior of tire abrasion in aquatic ecosystems”.
IFW | Marc-André Dittrich has received the Otto Kienzle Commemoration Medal. The WGP, the Scientific Society for Production Engineering, honored his outstanding interdisciplinary research achievements at the interface between production engineering and computer science.
match | To make future highly automated vehicles safer, scientists have equipped a driver’s seat with soft pneumatic actuators. Jan Peters from match presented the project at the international robotics conference IROS and won a prize.