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Award for Excellence: Commemoration Medal for Marc-Andre Dittrich

IFW | Marc-Andre 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.

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Jan Peters wins first prize at IROS 2020

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.

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Printed conductive traces: Ejvind Olsen wins Best Paper Award

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.

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IEEM Conference: Outstanding Paper Award goes to Dominik Melcher

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.

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The IPH Future Award 2020 goes to Viktor Schell

IPH | How can Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) be controlled with gestures only? Viktor Schell dealt with this question at the end of his mechanical engineering studies. He received the IPH Future Award 2020 for his master thesis.

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3D printing know-how for trainees and design engineers

LZH | The design engineering of 3D-printed parts requires employees to rethink and acquire additional expertise. Since 2018, there has even been a specially tailored offer for trainees: the additional qualification for additive manufacturing processes.

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An ecosystem for intelligent production

IFW | Using Artificial Intelligence in production faster and easier: That is the vision of IIP-Ecosphere. Per Schreiber, research associate at the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW), is responsible for coordinating this multifaceted project.

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Professor Dr. Cala Lesina joins PhoenixD

ITA/HOT | Since July 1, 2020, the team of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD has a new member: Professor Dr. Antonio Cala Lesina works in the Optical Design and Multiphysics Simulation Resort. The topic "nanostructures" has already accompanied him for a large part of his international career.

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New Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Professor Peter Nyhuis

IFA | Professor Peter Nyhuis is the new Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Leibniz University Hannover. He took over the position from Professor Jörg Wallaschek, who was responsible, among other duties, for the completion and relocation of the Campus Maschinenbau in Garbsen.

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Qualifying employees in companies for Additive Manufacturing

LZH | Additive Manufacturing processes can be used flexibly, for example to compensate for supply bottlenecks or to produce individualized components in a resource-saving manner. For companies to take advantage of these benefits, they must qualify their employees for 3D printing.

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''Our goal is to develop high-performance optics for mass production''

PhoenixD | The Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD cluster (Photonics Optics Engineering – Innovation Across Disciplines) receives 52 million euros in federal and state funding. How the approximately 110 researchers are using this money, explain the cluster's executive board members, Professor Dr Uwe Morgner and Professor Dr Ludger Overmeyer.

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Think optics research as an independent discipline

PhoenixD | Dr Reinhard Caspary is the technology coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover. The graduate physicist and doctor of electrical engineering wishes the cluster members to develop a collective identity as "optics researchers".

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Interdisciplinary research creates innovations

PhoenixD | Dr Marc-André Dittrich heads Task Group F2 – Expert Systems for Quality Control at PhoenixD. The interdisciplinary cooperation in the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD opens the doors for entirely new solutions.

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Dr.-Ing. Bellmann now heading Research and Industry Department

IFA | Since August 2019, Dr.-Ing. Vivian Bellmann is heading the Research and Industry Department at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA). She is succeeding Professor Dr.-Ing. Matthias Schmidt, who took over a professorship at Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg.

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Christian Lamping’s Master thesis wins IPH Future Award 2019

IPH | How can drones fly autonomously across a factory? This was the research topic of Christian Lamping’s Master thesis. His promising and innovative concept was honoured with the IPH Future Award 2019.

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