The people behind the research projects
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.
ITA | At the 14th International Congress MID, the conference paper by Ejvind Olsen, research associate at ITA, was awarded a Best Paper Award. His paper is about additive manufacturing of conductive copper traces.
IPH | Excellent conference contribution: IPH employee Dominik Melcher received an Outstanding Paper Award at IEEM 2020. His paper is about capturing factory layouts using an automated flying drone.