Fraunhofer Prize Award 2010
At the annual conference of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft under the motto "Connections - building blocks of progress" on May 19, 2010 in Leipzig, the Stifterverband's Science Award and three Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes and three Hugo Geiger Prizes are bestowed. The guest of honor is the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Annette Schavan. Together with over 600 guests from politics, business and science, the prizes will be handed over in a festive program.
Stifterverband Award for Science 2010
Scientists from four Fraunhofer institutes, together with partners from industry, succeeded in producing a new composite material and in making it useable for applications. The composite material, „diamond-coated ceramics DiaCer®," combines the best of both materials. Any place where components and tools are subjected to heavy strain – such as in pumps or forming and shaping dies – DiaCer® offers maximum wear-resistance coupled with low values of friction. In recognition of their achievement, the interdisciplinary team is bestowed the Stifterverband Award for Science.
- Dr. Lothar Schäfer, Dr. Markus Höfer, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Armgardt, Dr. Simone Kondruweit (Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST)
- Dr. Bernhard Blug and Dr. Thomas Hollstein (Fraunhofer Institute for Materials Mechanics IWM)
- Dr. Mathias Herrmann, Dipl.-Ing. Axel Bales, Dipl.-Ing. Kerstin Sempf (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS)
- Dipl.-Ing. Tom Hühn and Dr. Jens König (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Construction Engineering IPK) und industrial partners from Burgmann Industries GmbH & Co. KG, Ceram Tec AG, Condias GmbH, Drahtwerk Elisental W. Erdmann GmbH & Co. KG, H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, KSB AG
Winners of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize
- Dr. Andreas Bett and Dr. Frank Dimroth
from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE High for high efficiency concentrator solar cells and moduls
- Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Storsberg
from Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP for a synthetic eye prosthesis
- Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Peschka, Dr. rer. nat. Volkmar Stenzel and Dipl.-Ing. Yvonne Wilke
from Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Applied Materials Research IFAM developed not only a paint that reduces aerodynamic drag, but also the associated manufacturing technology.
Winners Hugo Geiger Prize
- Dipl-Phys. Marcel Sieler
from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF for the design and realization of a micro-optical array projector
- Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Polster
from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB for the structural defect characterization of 4H-SiC substrates and epitaxial layers by X-ray topography and X-ray diffraction
- Dipl.-Phys. Nils Brinkmann
from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE for epitaxy through holes - process development and characterization