Prizes and Distictions 2013

German Future Prize 2013: Controlled ablation#

© Ansgar Pudenz / Deutscher Zukunftpreis

Ultra-short laser pulses provide a fast and precise way of processing a wide range of materials without excessive heat input. Scientists from Bosch, TRUMPF, Jena University and Fraunhofer IOF have turned the ultra-short-pulse laser into an effective series-production tool. For their collective effort they were awarded the German Future Prize 2013 on December 4.

European Innovation Prize for Fraunhofer#

Technology can assist in compiling history. Fraunhofer researchers receive the European Innovation Prize from the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) on 4 Dec 2013 for software that reconstructs files of the East German state security service.

Artificial cornea - International Award for researcher of Fraunhofer IAP#

Dr. Joachim Storsberg of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research was awarded the "Translational Research Award in Cornea and Ocular Surface Science". At its General Assembly in Nice on September 21st the "European Association for Vision and Eye Research" (EVER) honored the scientist for the development of the artificial cornea.

Director of Fraunhofer IAP receives international award of cellulose research#

Prof. Hans-Peter Fink receives the most important and internationally recognized award in the field of cellulose research in New Orleans on April 9th, 2013. The "Anselme Payen Award" 2012 of the American Chemical Society ACS, Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division, is assigned to at the ACS Spring Meeting. In honor of the winner, an award symposium on "Chemical processing of cellulose - from raw materials to new applications." takes place.