IKV scientist receives VDI Young Talent award 2020 for his for his Master thesis

Max Weihermüller, M.Sc., accepted the VDI Young Talent Award in recognition of his outstanding master's thesis.

Members of the VDI Plastics Technology strategy group present the certificate and prize money to Max Weihermüller. From left to right: Dr. Achim P. Eggert, Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Gebert, Prof. Christian Hopmann, head of IKV, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Müller, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber, prize-winner Max Weihermüller M.Sc. | photo: IKV

Max Weihermüller, M.Sc., was presented on 11 August with the VDI Young Talent award. The prize has been awarded since 2013 by the VDI Gesellschaft Materials Engineering (VDI-GME) for outstanding final papers in this field. The prize-winners are chosen by a jury appointed by the Committee of the VDI-GME. The jury assesses the scientific excellence, the economic relevance and the quality of the thesis. The aim of awarding the prize is to emphasise the importance of plastics technology and, at the same time, to promote young talented scientists.

Max Weihermüller, who works as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University (IKV), was presented with the award for his master thesis entitled "Identification of a suitable inline measuring method for documenting manufacturing defects in the laminate structure of wound Type 4 pressure vessels". The work was done at IKV and dealt with the thermosetting wet winding process as well as different inline measuring concepts for detecting surface faults and intra-laminar imperfections during production in order to increase process reliability and process efficiency.

At the award ceremony on 11 August at the Institute for Plastics Processing, Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Gebert, Chairman of the VDI Plastics Technology section, together with other members of the VDI Plastics Technology strategy group, presented the winner Max Weihermüller with the certificate and the prize of 3,000 euros.

IKV would like to congratulate Max Weihermüller on receiving the award. 


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