IFA | The Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) had to say goodbye to one of the leading heads: Professor Dr Matthias Schmidt is leaving the institute after more than twelve years to take up a professorship at Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg.
LZH | Dr.-Ing. André Springer becomes a professor: At the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe he will research and teach in the field of additive manufacturing. He had been working in the Materials and Processes Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) for 10 years.
IFA | On 11 February 2018, an outstanding scientist will celebrate his 80th birthday: Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr. sc. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Wiendahl has been Head of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) for almost two and a half decades, shaping the future of production research.
IFW | The Head of the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) has been the new President of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) since 1 January 2018. One of his goals is to consider climate change more strongly in production technology.
IFUM | Welding and deep drawing in a single step: Thanks to this key technology, three researchers of IFUM received the Otto von Guericke Award 2017. With this research award, the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) honours the best research project of the year.
IPH | Eric Pieper received the IPH Future Award 2017 for his Master thesis on wind turbine repowering. Once a year, the prize is awarded by the Institut für Integrierte Produktion (IPH) gGmbH to honour the best student thesis of the year.
LZH/PZH | Research without a university degree: The Voluntary Scientifc Year (FWJ) makes a direct entry into research possible for A-level students. At the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and at the Produktionstechnisches Zentrum (PZH), the seventh FWJ generation started in September.
IPH | Manager with 28 years: Benjamin Küster’s professional development proves that scientists working with research institutions can move up the corporate ladder very quickly. As from October 2017, the industrial engineer is heading the division Production Automation at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH.
LZH | Dr.-Ing. Oliver Suttman, as head of department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), has developed laser technologies apart from those of classical metal processing. He was awarded the WLT prize of the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT) for his research.
IFUM | Research across borders: Aleksandr Zaitsev is working as visiting scientist at the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM). The focus of the PhD student from Saint Petersburg is on the simulation of a thermo-mechanical forming process.
IFUM | Since the beginning of 2017, Johanna Uhe belongs to the management of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1153. The 28-year old is responsible for the coordination of 14 subprojects on “Tailored Forming“, meaning the manufacture of tailored hybrid high-performance components.
IPH | Artificial intelligence with human logic: This is how to put the research results in a nutshell, making Sarah Uttendorf win the Best Paper Award at IEEM 2016. She developed a path planning algorithm for automated guided vehicles.
LZH | Making technical professions interesting for young women: This is the goal of the Niedersachsen Technikum (Lower Saxony Technical Studies), in which over 400 young women have participated since its initiation in 2012. At the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), they could take a look at science in action.
IFW | A machine tool of manageable size, mobile and precise, capable of holding on to a component and advancing on it: This idea of engineers of the Hannover Centre of Production Technology (PZH) was honoured with the EXIST Business Start-up Grant. Completion of the prototype is scheduled for the beginning of 2017.