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IFUM research team nominated for Otto von Guericke Award

IFUM | Welding and deep drawing in a single step: Thanks to this key technology, three researchers of IFUM are nominated for 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.

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IPH Future Award for best student thesis given to Eric Pieper

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.

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Gaining insights to research immediately after the A-levels

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.

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Benjamin Küster appointed manager at IPH

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.

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Dr.-Ing. Oliver Suttmann is awarded the WLT Prize for Laser Technology

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.

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Doctoral candidate from Russia does research at IFUM

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.

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Johanna Uhe – new CRC managing director

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.

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Best Paper Award for IPH scientist Sarah Uttendorf

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.

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Hands-on STEM career: Niedersachsen-Technikum

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.

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PZH start-up develops mobile machine tool

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.

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Tailor-made light: EXIST funding for LZH researchers

LZH | From a research project to a start-up company: The project OptoKomp of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) receives funding from the EXIST research transfer. Therewith, the team plans to found a start-up company that manufactures compact, glass-fiber based components for cutting-edge laser systems.

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Benjamin Küster wins Excellence Award

IPH | The IPH employee Benjamin Küster won the first prize of the Jungheinrich Excellence Awards for his master thesis. The aim of his work was to develop a gesture recognition system for gesture control of automated guided vehicles (AGV).

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IPH scientists nominated for Otto von Guericke Award

IPH | A research project of IPH is among the best in Germany: Three out of about 1,500 IGF projects have been nominated for the Otto von Guericke Award 2016 – one of which is the project “Roadmaps for Automated Guided Vehicle Systems“. The award ceremony will take place on 15 December 2016.

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A-levels completed and now off to research: FWJ at LZH and PZH

LZH/PZH | What is it like to work in a laboratory? How is the daily life of physicists and engineers? A-level students can find answers to these questions during the Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) in research centers in Hannover.

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Daniel Kampen wins IPH Future Award

IPH | The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover awarded the first IPH Future Award. The prize was given to Daniel Kampen for his bachelor thesis on evolutionary algorithms. His findings help forging industry to save material and time.

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