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Voluntary Scientific Year at the LZH increasingly popular

LZH | More and more high school graduates are applying for a Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) at the LZH. Nine successful applicants are actively involved in LZH projects until the end of August 2019 - for example, in the field of optical systems for space.

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Science Award for SCM: Dr.-Ing. Florian Podszus is in the finals

IPH | With his research on speech control in automated guided vehicles (AGV), Dr.-Ing. Florian Podszus was in the finals of the Science Award for Supply Chain Management. The IPH alumnus presented his research results at the 35th International Supply Chain Conference.

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Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle new Executive Director of the LZH

LZH | On April 16th, 2018, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle takes over the scientific and technical management of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) together with Dr. Dietmar Kracht. He succeeds Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer, who takes over the Chairmanship of the Scientific Directorate from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer.

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Professorship in Lüneburg: Matthias Schmidt leaves IFA

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.

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Professorship for former LZH Head of Group

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.

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IFA congratulates Professor Wiendahl on his 80th birthday

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.

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Former IPH researcher launches start-up

IPH | A short while ago, he was an out-and-out researcher, now Dr Florian Podszus is launching his own business. In collaboration with a small team, he offers all services around data mining – from production data to market research.

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Professor Berend Denkena becomes new President of the WGP

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.

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IFUM research team wins Otto von Guericke Award

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.

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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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