Awards

Scientists of the Fraunhofer IWS have been presented with several awards for their excellent scientific research.

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize

2015, 2012, 2006, 2000, 1998, 1997

Dr. Volker Weihnacht, Prof. Andreas Leson and Dr. Hans-Joachim Scheibe (left to right) successfully developed a laser arc method of depositing friction-reducing, wear-resistant coatings on components.
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Dr. Volker Weihnacht, Prof. Andreas Leson and Dr. Hans-Joachim Scheibe (left to right) successfully developed a laser arc method of depositing friction-reducing, wear-resistant coatings on components.

Jointly developed key components for EUV lithography: Dr. Torsten Feigl, Dr. Stefan Braun and Dr. Klaus Bergmann (from left to right) with a collector mirror
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Jointly developed key components for EUV lithography: Dr. Torsten Feigl, Dr. Stefan Braun and Dr. Klaus Bergmann (from left to right) with a collector mirror

Fraunhofer Prize 2006
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Fraunhofer Prize 2006

2015

Diamond-like coatings save fuel - development of a new laser method to apply the coating on the production line


2012

Performance boost for microchips - next-generation lithography with EUV radiation

2006

Hardening of the surface near region through localized nanoscale precipitation

2000

Laser acoustic process for measuring nanometer-thin films (LAwave®)

1998

PLD process for the manufacture of x-ray mirrors

1997

Laser induction for crack-free welding

Arthur L. Schawlow Award

2008

Prof. Beyer receives the Schawlow Award 2008 at the annual meeting of LIA during the ICALEO 2008
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Prof. Beyer receives the Schawlow Award 2008 at the annual meeting of LIA during the ICALEO 2008

Laser technology

On October 22nd 2008 the Laser Institute of America (LIA) presented Professor Eckhard Beyer with the Arthur L. Schawlow award. The award is named after the Nobel Prize laureate and is the most prestigious recognition in the field of laser technology. The Schawlow award recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who provided extraordinary contributions to the field of laser applications in science, industry and education.

German High Tech Champions (GHTC) Award

2013

German High Tech Champions (GHTC®) – the research team at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
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German High Tech Champions (GHTC®) – the research team at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden (Andreas Fürst, Annett Klotzbach, Frank Kretzschmar, Karsten Zenger (from left to right))

Lightweight Design

Annett Klotzbach and her team are to be awarded with the German High Tech Champion prize in “Lightweight Design” for their research in the field of Remote laser cutting of fiber composite materials.

The GHTC® Award will go to six outstanding German technology developers from German universities and research institutions. The Fraunhofer IWS is being honored with this prize for the second time. The GHTC® includes an award of 10,000 euros and will be presented at the 2nd Fraunhofer Symposium “Green Technology made in Germany - Lightweight Design” in Tokyo on November 18, 2013.

German High Tech Champions (GHTC) Award

2011

German High Tech Champions (GHTC) - awards show
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German High Tech Champions (GHTC) - awards show

Photovoltaics

Dr. Andrés F. Lasagni, Dr. Lars Müller-Messkamp and their team will receive the award German High Tech Champion in the field Solar/PV for his Business Case: Rapid Fabrication of Nano-Structures for highly efficient Photovoltaics.

WLT-Prize

2012

From the left: Professor Schmidt (Chair of Photonic Technologies), Professor Vollertsen (treasure of WLT), Dr. Lütke (lauderate), Professor Zäh (president of WLT)
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From the left: Professor Schmidt (Chair of Photonic Technologies), Professor Vollertsen (treasure of WLT), Dr. Lütke (lauderate), Professor Zäh (president of WLT)

Honour for IWS scientist Dr. Matthias Lütke - WLT award for his outstanding achievements in the field of laser technology

Dr. Matthias Lütke from the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden received the annual prize of the Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik e. V. (WLT - German Scientific Laser Society). He was honoured for the development of a Remote laser cutting technique, a procedure, which caused a world-wide appreciation and sensation.

Fraunhofer-Medaille

2012

Within the framework of the 20 th anniversary of Fraunhofer at Dresden, Hans-Jörg Bullinger presented the Fraunhofer-Medaille to Eckhard Beyer.
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Within the framework of the 20 th anniversary of Fraunhofer at Dresden, Hans-Jörg Bullinger presented the Fraunhofer-Medaille to Eckhard Beyer.

Fraunhofer-Medaille for outstanding benefits for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Eckhard Beyer, executive director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS has been awarded with the Fraunhofer-Medaille. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, the president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, presented the prize within the framework of the 20 th anniversary of Fraunhofer at Dresden.

Masing Memorial Prize (DGM)

2013

Prof. Dr. A. Lasagni (2.f.l.) is awarded the Masing Memorial Prize of the DGM
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Prof. Dr. A. Lasagni (2.f.l.) is awarded the Masing Memorial Prize of the DGM

Prof. Dr. A. Lasagni is awarded the Masing Memorial Prize of the DGM (German Association of Materials Science)

Prof. Lasagni is honored with the Masing Memorial Prize for his successful research into the industrial applications of laser technology. He is a professor in the field of industrial engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden and heads the research group “Surface Functionalization” at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden. The prize was presented in Bochum at the DGM-general meeting on May 23, 2013.

ALCOA Russia Prize

2012

ALCOA Russia Prize
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ALCOA Russia Prize

Laser welding of aerospace structures

At the second international conference and exhibition “Aluminum 2D Welding And Brazing” in Moscow, Dr. Jens Standfuß and Dr. Dirk Dittrich received the prize, sponsored by ALCOA Russia, for their contribution on laser welding of aerospace structures.

Dorothy Hegarty Award

2012

Biosystems engineering - Development of a multi-organ-chip platform

In 2013 the Dorothy Hegarty Award 2012 was bestowed upon Dr. Frank Sonntag (staff member of the microstructuring research group at Fraunhofer IWS), Dr. Udo Klotzbach (head of the same group) as well as a team of biologists and physicians. The award acknowledges the teams work in the field of biosystems technologies, which aims at reducing or even avoiding the need for animal testing. The Dorothy Hegarty Award is annually issued by the international peer reviewed science journal “Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA)”.

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Galileo Award Materials Testing

2014

Prof. Martina Zimmermann receives the Galileo Award Materials Testing 2014
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Prof. Martina Zimmermann receives the Galileo Award Materials Testing 2014

Prof. Martina Zimmermann receives the Galileo Award Materials Testing 2014

The German Society for Materials Science (DGM), the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) and The Steel Institute VDEh jointly awarded Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Zimmermann with the Galileo Prize for her outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of materials testing research.

Martina Zimmermann successfully concentrated her research into the experimental challenges and theoretical background concerning the topic Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF).Through her active engagement she was able to decisively contribute to a broad understanding of the fatigue behavior of structural metal materials at very high cycle rates and succeeded in stimulating comprehensive national and international research activities. Her research has been particularly successful with regard to the close link between materials analysis and microstructural characterization. She has gained valuable expertise in experimental studies of the fatigue behavior of metal materials and in the improvement of statistically verified lifetime prediction concepts.

"A life for thin film" Award

2014

Prof. Carlo Misiano, chairman of the symposium (middle) and Prof. Angus Macleod (right) present the award to Prof. Andreas Leson (left)
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Prof. Carlo Misiano, chairman of the symposium (middle) and Prof. Angus Macleod (right) present the award to Prof. Andreas Leson (left)

Prof. Andreas Leson was honored for his extraordinary dedication in the field of Thin Films

Prof. Andreas Leson, Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer IWS, was honored for his extraordinary dedication in the field of Thin Films at the 11th Symposiom of European Vaccum Coaters in Anzio (Italy) on September 28, 2014.

The award “A life for thin film” particularly honors experts in the field of film and surface technology, who have dedicated their careers to interaction between research, life and art.

AILU International Award

2015

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Beyer, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik and Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Technology at the TU Dresden
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Beyer, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik and Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Technology at the TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Beyer received AILU International Award

The Association of Laser Users (AILU) honored Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Beyer for his extraordinary achievements in the field of industrial laser materials processing with the AILU International Award 2015. The Executive Director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden and Director of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology at the Technische Universität Dresden has supported the AILU as an active member for many years.

Prof. Beyer received the award as a pioneer and leading international scientist in the field of laser materials processing. With this award, the AILU thanks and honors Prof. Beyer for his many contributions and presentations provided to laser users in the United Kingdom. The award was presented during the ILAS 2015 Symposium on the evening of March 17th, 2015. On March 18th, Prof. Beyer gave a presentation on the developments of laser materials processing in the manufacturing industry at the ILAS 2015 Symposium.

Green Photonics Award

2015

Sebastian Eckhardt nimmt den Green Photonics Award 2015 entgegen
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Sebastian Eckhardt nimmt den Green Photonics Award 2015 entgegen

Dresdner Forscherteam mit Prof. Andrés Lasagni und Sebastian Eckhardt erhält den Green Photonics Award 2015

Im Rahmen der SPIE-Konferenz PHOTONICS West 2015, dem internationalen Treff der Optik- und Photonik-Branche in San Francisco, ging der Green Photonics Award 2015 an ein Dresdner Forscherteam. Prof. Andrés Lasagni und Sebastian Eckhardt aus dem Institut für Fertigungstechnik an der TU Dresden, Lars Müller-Meskamp aus dem Institut für Angewandte Photophysik sowie Dr. Mathias Siebold und Markus Löser vom Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf erhielten den Preis für ihre gemeinsame Arbeit zum Thema: "Herstellung von hocheffizienten, transparenten Metalldünnfilm-Elektroden mit direkter Laserinterferenz-Strukturierung" in der Kategorie lasergestützte Fertigung und Mikro-/Nano-Fertigung.

JSPS Award

2016

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel

JSPS Award for Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Stefan Kaskel, Cair of Anorganic Chemistry at the Technischen Universität Dresden and head of the business unit Chemical Surface- and Reaction Technology at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award for his excellent scientific research in the field of energy storage devices. The prize includes a research stay at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Osaka (Japan).

EARTO Award

2016

ta-C coated piston pins
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ta-C coated piston pins

EARTO Innovation Award 2016 goes to Dresden

Fraunhofer IWS Dresden received the second prize of the EARTO Innovation Awards 2016 in the category Impact Delivered for the: Development of super hard diamond-like carbon coatings for improved energy efficiency. These coatings are applied on piston rings and other parts in the powertrain. Coated piston rings show a reduction in fuel consumption of 1.5 % or 3g CO2 emission. Series production has started. Further components will follow.

Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

2016

Prof. Frank Mücklich (left) and Prof. Andrés F. Lasagni (right) in front of the DLIP µFAB system, developed at Fraunhofer IWS
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Prof. Frank Mücklich (left) and Prof. Andrés F. Lasagni (right) in front of the DLIP µFAB system, developed at Fraunhofer IWS

Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2016: Laser beams stamp microstructures – Direct Laser Interference Patterning

Professor Mücklich, Professor Lasagni and ten of their colleagues at Saarland University, the Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum Material Engineering Center Saarland, Dresden University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology receive one of two second prizes of the 2016 Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis.

“Surface functionalization” – a cumbersome term but at the same time a magic word. Two prominent examples of nanopatterned and micropatterned surfaces with functional properties are the water-repellent lotus effect and friction-reducing sharkskin.

Materials Science and Technology Prize

2017

Erhielt von der Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) den Materials Science and Technology Preis 2017: Prof. Andrés Lasagni.
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Erhielt von der Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) den Materials Science and Technology Preis 2017: Prof. Andrés Lasagni.

Lasagni awarded with Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017

Prof. Andrés Lasagni from the Institute of Manufacturing Engineering at the “Technische Universität Dresden” and head of the "Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP)" at the Fraunhofer IWS received the Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017. Every two years the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) awards the prize to young European materials scientists whose research work contributes significantly to material science and materials engineering.

Lasagni has been doing research in the field of laser structuring at the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden since September 2008 and at the “Technische Universität Dresden” since summer 2012. Since June 2014, Lasagni has been holding the Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for laser-based methods for large-area surface structuring at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology. He focusses his research on the fabrication of micro- and nanostructured surfaces with the aim of creating new functions. Together with his team, he develops laser-based processes to fabricate these structures at high speed.

Attended by more than 2000 visitors the official award ceremony took place at the EUROMAT 2017 conference (September 17 – 22, 2017) in Thessaloniki.