Six successful young engineers were recently awarded by Peter D. Dornier, chairman of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation) of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association for their outstanding work.
The award ceremony was a part of the Aache-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference, held in Dresden, Germany.
The award-winning work very well depicted the strength of German textile machinery construction. These young engineers were honoured with creative awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work.
The winners Janina Elser, TU Chemnitz, Abdelrahman Elbayoumi, ITA Aachen and Hendrik Pötzsch, ITM Dresden, each were awarded with a prize money of 3,000 euros each.
Elser’s bachelor thesis dealt with the prototypical development of circular knitted knee bandages, whereas Elbayoumi’s work was a feedback control system for an over-braiding process.
Pötzsch’s project focused on the production of carbon fibres using solvent wet spinning technology.
Tim Kaluza, ITM Dresden and Julia Eckert, ITA Aachen, were awarded 2 promotion prizes in the category diploma/master thesis with prize money of 3,500 euros each.
Kaluza’s diploma thesis deals with the automated production of mesh-free multiaxial fabrics, while Eckert developed an environmental assessment system for the production of jeans for her master thesis.
Besides, Dr. Stefan Heinrich, TU Chemnitz, was awarded with the promotional prize of the German Textile Machinery Industry in dissertation category.
Dr. Stefan received prize money worth 5,000 euros for his work on gear requirement in textile machinery, which will make a great contribution in engineering practice.
Walter Reiners Foundation, the VDMA Textile Machinery Association is actively involved in promoting young engineers.