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Recent Awards & Honours 2022/2021

Aaronson  Award

Aaronson Award

Dr. Alisson Kwiatkowski da Silva has been awarded with the Aaronson Award by the organizing committee of the International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM).

APDIC Best Paper Award 2022

APDIC Best Paper Award 2022

The Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission (APDIC) awarded Benedikt Distl, Leonie Gomell, Angelika Gedsun and Frank Stein and three colleagues from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the RWTH Aachen University, the APDIC Best Paper Award 2022 for the best published manuscript on alloy phase diagram data in 2021.

Awarded publication: Benedikt Distl, Alexander Walnsch, Rosie F. L. Mellor, Leonie Gomell, Mehdi Noori, Angelika Gedsun, and Frank Stein, "Al–Mo–Ti Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation," MSI Eureka , 1-47 (2021).   read more
DGM Prize for  Young Talent

DGM Prize for Young Talent

The German Materials Society (DGM) awarded Dr. Yan Ma with the DGM Prize for Young Talent.

World record in solar cell efficiency achieved

World record in solar cell efficiency achieved

Through the joint effort from scientists at the Universities of Wuppertal, Cologne, Potsdam, Tübingen, the Helmholtz Center Berlin and the MPIE, the first organic-perovskite solar cell with an efficiency of 24% was presented. Simulations show a theoretical limit of 30%, which can be achieved with further innovations.
Leonie Gomell and Siyuan Zhang are co-authors of the publication. The recent findings are published under:
Brinkmann, K.O., Becker, T., Zimmermann, F. et al, Perovskite–organic tandem solar cells with indium oxide interconnect, Nature 604, 280–286 (2022)

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant

The ERC (European Research Counsil) awarded Prof. Dierk Raabe with the Advanced Grant for his project “ROC”. “ROC” is an acronym for “Reducing
Iron Oxides without Carbon by using Hydrogen-Plasma”.

Hosting of Humboldt Research Award Winner

Hosting of Humboldt Research Award Winner

Professor Ji-Cheng Zhao, Minta Martin professor of engineering and chair of the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland (USA), receives Humboldt Research Award. This award enables him to deepen the cooperation with our department in the field of combinatorial alloy design and additive manufacturing.

Schoolarship of the Henriette Herz programme

Schoolarship of the Henriette Herz programme

Dr. Khushubo Devi has been awarded a scholarship of the Henriette Herz programme by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Awards & Honours 2021

New Humboldt Scouts

New Humboldt Scouts

Dr. Baptiste Gault and Prof. Dierk Raabe were selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundations (AvH) as new scouts.

Communication Award

Communication Award

Dr. Ayman El-Zoka won, as one of 5 other scientists, our Inhouse Science Video Competition for the ability to distill complex scientific topics in a generally understandable way through short videos. He will receive a camera- and storytelling training completed with a film taken by a professional film team. November 2021

Walter Benjamin Grant

Dr. Yan Ma, head of the new research group "Sustainable Synthesis of Materials", receives Walter Benjamin Grant of the German Research Foundation.
October 2021

Erwin W Müller Outstanding Emerging Scientist Award

Dr. Se-Ho Kim was awarded the medal of this most prestigious award in the IFES community at the APT&M 2021 conference. This award recognises an emerging scientist for a recent and original work in the field of field emission, field ionization, or related phenomena. October 2021

Editor's  Choice

Editor's Choice

Ziyuan Rao, Aslı Çakır, Özge Özgün, Dirk Ponge, Dierk Raabe, Zhiming Li, & Mehmet Acet received the Editor's Choice Award for their publication

"3d transition-metal high-entropy Invar alloy developed by adjusting the valence-electron concentration" from Phys. Rev. Materials 5, 044406 – Published 16 April 2021

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.044406

2021  Postdoctoral Student Award & Young Leaders International Scholar - JIM

2021 Postdoctoral Student Award & Young Leaders International Scholar - JIM

Dr. Antonov Stoichko has been awarded with the  2021 Postdoctoral Student Award & the Young Leaders International Scholar - JIM, established by The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM) and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS).

Excellence in Reviewing

The Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing 2020 was awarded to Dr. Parakevas Kontis from the journal Materialia. March 2021

Outstanding Reviewer Award

Outstanding Reviewer Award

In recognition of his excellent service as a reviewer for Scripta Materialia and/or Acta Materialia in 2020 Dr. Lutz Morsdorf has been selected for an oustanding reviewer award.

Awards & Honours of the past years

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