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Sustainability awards by VDMA to junior engineers at Techtextil in Frankfurt

On the event of the Techtextil fair, VDMA gave two sustainability awards for the first time.

The chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven young engineers.

VDMA awards junior engineers at Techtextil
Figure: The chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven young engineers.

They are awarded for academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

According to VDMA, a sustainability prize in the category of project work, endowed with €3,000 was awarded to Simon Hoebel, TU Dresden, for his thesis on recycled thermoplastic fibres for composite components.

Marina Michel, TU Dresden, received a sustainability award in the category of master, worth €3,500. The topic of her master thesis was the functionalization of yarns for the filtration of micro- and nanoplastics from water.

A promotion prize in the category of project work, endowed with €4,000, was awarded to a student group from RWTH Aachen.

Also, the teamwork of Luis Gleissner, Leopold Habersbrunner, Frederic Olbrich and Frederik Schicks was the construction of a test rig for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.

Felix Zerbes, RWTH Aachen, was awarded a promotion prize of €3,500 in the category Master, developed a technical solution for air jet weaving to improve the quality of woven fabric.

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