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Manfred Hirschvogel Prize

Award for the best PhD dissertation from the area of Mechanical Engineering.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2020

At the beginning of February, Dr. Thomas Gwosch at KIT was awarded for the best PhD dissertation entitled "Antriebsstrangprüfstände zur Entwicklung von Konstruktionszielgrößen handgehaltener Power-Tools".

Technical University of Darmstadt

2019

Dr.-Ing. Tilman Traub received the award in mid-December at the Technical University Darmstadt for his dissertation entitled "Method of conception decision-supported assistance systems using the example of Walzprofilieren".

Technical University of Berlin

2019

In November Dr.-Ing. Lukas Lentz received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his outstanding dissertation „Forming of Modell and analysis of bistabil energy-harvesting systems“.

RWTH Aachen University

2019

In October, Dr. Thorsten Augspurger received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his outstanding dissertation entitled "Thermal Analysis of the Milling Process".

Technical University of Munich

2019

In July, Dr. Daniel Opritescu at the Technical University of Munich was awarded the prize for his dissertation entitled: "Low-risk bridging of capacity bottlenecks in automotive industry press shops".

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2019

Likewise in July, the prize was awarded to Dr. Katharina Dörr at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for her dissertation entitled "Travel Time Models and Throughput Analysis of Dual Load Handling Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems in Double Deep Storage".

University of Stuttgart

2019

Dr. Christine Stens is the prizewinner at the University of Stuttgart. In July, she was awarded for her PhD entitled "Investigation of a fast transition from pump mode to generating mode in a reversible pump turbine".

Technical University of Dresden

2019

At the end of June, Dr. Angel Ochoa Brezmes at TU Dresden was awarded for the best PhD dissertation entitled "Analysis of critical conditions during wafer testing by the use of the finite element method".

Technical University of Braunschweig

2019

Dr. Eugen Koch received the award in mid-May at TU Braunschweig for his dissertation entitled "Stretchable sensor array patch for respiratory measurement".

RWTH Aachen University

2019

In October, Dr. Thorsten Augspurger received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his outstanding dissertation entitled "Thermal Analysis of the Milling Process".

Technical University of Darmstadt

2018

In mid-December, Dr. Michael Viehof received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of TU Darmstadt for his excellent dissertation entitled: “Objective Quality Evaluation of Vehicle Dynamics Simulations by means of Statistical Validation”.

Technical University of Berlin

2018

At TU Berlin, the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize was awarded in November to Dr. Karsten Gordon for the best dissertation entitled: “A Flexible Attitude Control System for Three-axis Stabilized Nanosatellites”.

Leibniz University Hannover

2018

At Leibniz University Hannover, Dr. Benjamin Bergmann from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at the beginning of November for his outstanding dissertation entitled: “Basic Principles for the Design of Cutting Edge Roundings”.

Technical University of Munich

2018

In mid-July, Dr. Marianne Klenk from the Technical University of Munich was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for her PhD dissertation entitled “An Analytical Model for Performance Evaluation of In-plant  Milk-run Systems with Fluctuating Transportation Demand”.

University of Stuttgart

2018

At the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Marlene Wentsch received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at the beginning of July for her PhD dissertation entitled “Analysis of Injection Processes in an Innovative 3D-CFD Tool for the Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines”.

RWTH Aachen University

2018

At the end of June, the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize was awarded to Dr. Victoria Brinnel at RWTH Aachen University for the best PhD dissertation entitled “Improved Limit State Definitions for Pressure Vessels by a Scale-bridging Application of Damage Mechanics”.

Technical University of Dresden

2018

Dr. Iris Kruppke received the Prize in mid-June for her outstanding PhD dissertation entitled “Development of Methods for Implementing Customized Adhesion Properties of Fiber-Based High-Performance Materials for Composites” at TU Dresden.

Technical University of Braunschweig

2018

At the beginning of May, Dr. Mark Schudeleit received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at TU Braunschweig for his dissertation entitled “Emissions Reduction of Hybrid Drives under Consideration of Driving Cycle and Customer Use”. 

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2018

In February, the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize was awarded to Dr. Martin Epp for his dissertation entitled “Performance Evaluation of Shuttle-based Storage and Retrieval Systems using Discrete-time Queueing Network Models” at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) .

TU Darmstadt

2017

At the beginning of December, Dr. Martin Bruschewski from the Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion at TU Darmstadt received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD dissertation entitled “New Insights into the Swirling Flow in Turbine Blade Cooling Models Obtained via Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry”.

TU Berlin

2017

In November 2017, the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize was awarded at TU Berlin to Dr. Sebastian Schimek from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems for his dissertation in the specialized area of experimental fluid mechanics entitled “Experimental investigation and analysis of the nonlinear response of turbulent swirl-stabilized flames”.

Leibniz University Hannover

2017

Dr. Jan Jocker from the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines at Leibniz University Hannover received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his outstanding PhD dissertation entitled “Embossing of Holograms into the Surface of Sheet Metals”.

University of Stuttgart

2017

At the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Andreas Ruopp received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD entitled “Optimization of Symmetrical Tidal Current Turbines and the Analysis Thereof in Large Tidal Current Areas”.

Technical University of Munich

2017

Dr. Christian Gold received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at the Technical University of Munich for his PhD entitled “Modeling of Take-Over Performance in Highly Automated Vehicle Guidance”.

TU Dresden

2017

At TU Dresden, Dr. Martin Häßler won the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD entitled “Influencing the energy input by oscillating the TIG arc”.

RWTH Aachen University

2017

The winner at RWTH Aachen University is Dr. Daniel Trauth. He received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD entitled “Tribology of Machine Hammer Peened Tool Surfaces for Deep Drawing”.

TU Braunschweig

2017

At TU Braunschweig, Dr. Daniel Schröder was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD entitled “Analysis of Reaction and Transport Processes in Zinc Air Batteries”. 

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2017

In February, the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize was awarded to Dr. Martin Epp for his dissertation entitled “Performance Evaluation of Shuttle-based Storage and Retrieval Systems using Discrete-time Queueing Network Models” at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) .

TU Darmstadt

2016

Dr. Christoph Brandstetter received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at TU Darmstadt for his PhD entitled “Aerodynamic Stabilization of Transonic Axial Compressors”.

TU Berlin

2016

At TU Berlin, Dr. Christian Liebold won the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD entitled “Size Effect in Elasticity – Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Analyses”.

Universität Stuttgart

2016

At the University of Stuttgart, the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize in July to Dr. Mario Disch for his PhD entitled “Numerical and Experimental Analyses of Transient Load Cases as part of the Thermal Analysis of the Entire Vehicle”.

Technical University of Munich

2016

In July, Dr. Manuel Lorenz was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at the Technical University of Munich for his PhD dissertation entitled “Reduction of Heating Loads and Window Fogging in Vehicle”.

TU Dresden

2016

This year's award winner at TU Dresden is Dr. Karin Schwarzenberger. Her PhD is entitled “Experimental Analyses on Structural Formation under Stationary Solutal Marangoni Instability”.

Leibniz University Hannover

2016

At Leibniz University Hannover, Dr. Dennis Nespor was awarded for his dissertation entitled “The Impact of Re-contouring on the Surface Integrity of Complex Capital Goods made of Ti-6Al-4V”.

RWTH Aachen University

2016

The award winner at RWTH Aachen University is Dr. Thomas Henke. His PhD is entitled “Methods fir Designing Robust Processes in Hot Forging”. The award ceremony took place in November in Denklingen.

TU Braunschweig

2016

At TU Braunschweig, Dr. Gerrit Posselt was awarded in May with the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize. His dissertation is entitled “Towards Energy Transparent Factories”.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2016

The first Manfred Hirschvogel Prize in 2016 was awarded in February to Dr. Melanie Schwab from the Karlsruher Institute for Technology for her PhD entitled “A decentralized control strategy for high density material flow systems with automated guided vehicle”.

TU Darmstadt

2015

For his PhD entitled “Human-machine-centred design and actuation of lower limb prosthetic systems” Dr. Philipp Beckerle received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at TU Darmstadt.

TU Berlin

2015

Dr. Martin Kelp was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize at TU Berlin for his PhD entitled “On the application of electromechanical drives in endoscopes with variable direction of view as well as developments in 3D endoscopy”.

Leibniz University Hannover

2015

For the first time, the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation awarded the Hirschvogel Prize to the Leibniz University Hannover. The winner was Dr. Sebastian Bertsch, who received the award for his PhD entitled “Model-based Calculation of Schedule Reliability”.

Technical University of Munich

2015

At the Technical University of Munich, Dr. Oliver Rösch was awarded for his PhD entitled “Increase of the working accuracy in milling of metallic materials with industrial robots”.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2015

Dr. Raphael Moser achieved his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology on the topic of “Strategic Planning of Global Production Networks: Determining Change Requirements and Time of Change using Multi Criteria Optimization”, and was awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his work.

TU Dresden

2015

The award winner at TU Dresden is Dr. Sebastian Müller. The title of his PhD is “Modelling of inelastic material behaviour and failure of fibre reinforced polymers”.

University of Stuttgart

2015

At the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Peter Schuler received the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his PhD dissertation entitled “Influence of interfacial phenomena on the sealing mechanism of rotary shaft lip seals”.

TU Braunschweig

2015

Dr. Frank Nehuis, the first award-winner of the year, was presented with the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize in May at TU Braunschweig. His dissertation is entitled “Methodological Support in Determining the Requirements in Product Development”.