Prizes and Distinctions

VMAP enhances interoperability in virtual engineering workflows

September 15, 2021 | Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

VMAP, an international collaborative ITEA project led by Fraunhofer SCAI, has created a vendor-neutral standard for CAE data storage and transfer to enhance interoperability in virtual engineering workflows, which has already been adopted by a lot of tool providers. The VMAP Standard Community will be established to further disseminate the VMAP Standard and its development. Thanks to these outstanding outcomes, VMAP received the ITEA Award of Excellence for Standardisation today.

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ICME’s "Best Open Source Project Awards": Fraunhofer HHI software wins first place

September 14, 2021 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik,
Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI

The "Fraunhofer Versatile Video Encoder " (VVenC) software developed by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) won first place at the "Best Open Source Project Awards". Award winners were announced during this year's IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). VVenC is a fast and efficient encoder implementation of the video coding standard H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC) released last year. The VVenC open source project was realized by a research team from Fraunhofer HHI’s "Video Communication and Applications"department under the leadership of Adam Wieckowski.

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German Packaging Award in the category "Sustainability" for development from the Fraunhofer ISC

September 1, 2020 | Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

The conversion of packaging to recyclability, biogenic raw materials or compostability poses great challenges for industry. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC supports packaging manufacturers in this process with sustainable multifunctional barrier coatings for easily recyclable, biobased or compostable packaging. For this development, Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab was honoured this week with the German Packaging Award in the category "Sustainability".

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Project EdgeLimit wins 2nd place in the innovation competition “Electronics for Energy-Saving ICT” and receives exclusive funding by BMBF

August 27, 2021 | Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Prize-winning semiconductor technology: The Fraunhofer Institutes IAF and IIS together with the University of Freiburg/INATECH win second place with their joint project “EdgeLimit – Evaluation of Power Electronics in Modern Edge Cloud Systems” in the innovation competition “Electronics for Energy-Saving Information and Communications Technology” launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project consortium is funded by the BMBF to realize their solution for energy-saving mobile radio base stations.

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Congratulations from the Fraunhofer WKI: Professor Libo Yan is awarded the IIFC Distinguished Young Researcher Award 2021

August 23, 2021 | Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI

The International Institute for FRP (fiber-reinforced polymer) in Construction (IIFC) has honored Professor Libo Yan, PhD, with the IIFC Distinguished Young Researcher Award 2021. The Senior Scientist at the Fraunhofer WKI has received the award for his contributions to the application of FRP composites to civil infrastructure, and especially for the promotion of natural FRP composites.

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PCIM EUROPE chooses Kirill Klein for the Young Engineer Award

June 30, 2020 | Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

Kirill Klein has won the Young Engineer Award of PCIM Europe 2020 for his paper on “Low Inductive Full Ceramic SiC Power Module for High-Temperature Automotive Applications”. In the prize paper, Kirill Klein and his co-authors introduce a fully ceramic power module designed to extend the range of electric vehicles at lower system costs.

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ARD/ZDF nominate Fraunhofer HHI researcher for the "Women + Media Technology" award

June 5, 2020 | Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications,
Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Rasch, a former research associate in the institute’s Video Coding & Analytics (VCA) department, has been nominated for the prestigious ARD/ZDF “Women & Media Technology” award. The award recognizes female scientists whose stellar research results in media technology were demonstrated by either bachelor’s, master’s, or doctor’s thesis.

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»Journal of Lightwave Technology Paper Award«

April 3, 2020 | Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI

M. Sezer Erkılınç, research associate in the Photonic Systems and Networks department at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, received the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) 2017 Paper Award. His paper “SSBI Mitigation and the Kramers-Kronig Scheme in Single-Sideband Direct-Detection Transmission With Receiver-Based Electronic Dispersion Compensation”, (co)-authored by Z. Li, K. Shi, E. Sillikens, L. Galdino, B.C. Thomsen, Prof. P. Bayvel, and Prof. R. Killey, Microsoft Research and University College London (UCL), has been honored as the most influential, highly-cited original paper published in the IEEE/OSA JLT three years prior to the award.

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