IKV bids farewell to visiting students of the UROP program

This summer, the IKV welcomed three North American students as part of the ten-week UROP programme.

Jeanard Sinfuego, University of Alberta (Canada), and his tutor Daniel Fritsche (links) in front of the poster presenting results on algorithm development for generating straight-drilled cooling channels in injection moulds.

Jingtian George Zhou, University of Michigan (USA), presented results on the determination of material properties of unidirectionally reinforced themoplastic tape.

From mid-May to the beginning of July, Jeanard Sinfuego from the University of Alberta (Canada), Jingtian George Zhou from the University of Michigan (USA) and Mohamed Abdelsalam from the University of the South (USA) gained research experience in plastics technology at the IKV as part of a summer school.

UROP International is part of a ten-week Research Summer School at RWTH, which focuses on a research project at a RWTH research institute or laboratory. After an orientation week, the participants work full-time on their respective research project and finish with a research report. The highlight of the summer school is the concluding UROP Symposium, where the students present and discuss their results in poster presentations.

In addition to the research project, the three-part programme offers students the opportunity to participate in an intensive German language course and workshops on intercultural learning, as well as on scientific methodology and research practice. Upon completion of the programme, they receive a certificate of participation, which is ceremoniously presented at the UROP Symposium. A total of 60 students can participate in UROP International each year.

At the IKV, our colleagues Daniel Fritsche, Petar Peric and Jonas Franke took care of the three American students and supported them in their research projects in the fields of injection moulding, fibre-reinforced plastics and plastics analysis and testing.

We were pleased to be able to promote and support the international exchange of young researchers and sincerely thank all those involved who made this possible.