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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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Scientists develop paper-based sensors

IMPT | Can new ideas sketched out on a sheet of paper also be produced on paper? Is it possible to integrate sensors for computers or smartphones into a sheet of paper? Scientists of the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) are working on this vision of the future.

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Special prize for the detection of gravitational waves

LZH | Three million dollars for a sensational scientific breakthrough: For the first detection of a gravitational wave the team of scientists receives the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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IPH’s new managing director: Dr. Malte Stonis

IPH | There has been a change at the top of the Institut für Integrierte Produktion (IPH): Dr. Malte Stonis is the new managing director. His aim: Make the IPH more visible at the international level, sharpen the research profile and expand the business activities with industry.

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Dr. Matthias Gieseke receives IMA Award of Excellence 2016

LZH | The IMA Award of Excellence 2016 goes to Dr. Matthias Gieseke from the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) for his work on the additive manufacturing of magnesium components by Selective Laser Melting (SLM®). His findings have significantly improved the quality of the parts.

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Fifth EFB Project Award presented to IFUM

IFUM | Masood Jalanesh of the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM) and Martin Weber of Fraunhofer IST received the EFB Project Award 2016 for their research work on tool wear. IFUM has already been awarded with the prize for the fifth time.

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Climate, resources, consumption: Expert lecture in a video

PZH | Famous thought leader at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH): Professor Julian M Allwood from Cambridge/UK opened the “Future Lab Production and Society“. A video of his presentation on the topic “Manufacturing in a low energy future“ can now be watched online.

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