The alumni newsletter "Alumni Quartely" informs you about the topics from research and education at the University of Stuttgart and looks back on the highlights of the current quarter. It also offers a selection of events from the diverse range of semester events offered by the faculties. Just browse through the events - we look forward to your next visit on campus.
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Virtual alumni meetings
We hosted our very first virtual alumni meeting ever in the end of May - for our alumnae and alumni living in the US. Now there will be more country-specific online get-togethers in the subsequent months. On this tab, you will find an overview of the upcoming events. For more details, please check out the tabs.
- Virtual alumni meeting South Korea: October 21, 2020, time tba
- Virtual alumni meeting USA, May 30, 2020
- Virtual alumni meeting India, August 7, 2020
- Virtual alumni meeting Germany, August 18, 2020
This event is designed for all alumnae and alumni of the University of Stuttgart living in South Korea as well as all South Korean alumnae and alumni around the world.
Save the date: October 21, 2020, time tba
More information will be available soon.
You would like to attend? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further development of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) by the Federal Government and the federal states
The alumni network has established country groups on LinkedIn. The intention is to give alumnae and alumni of the University of Stuttgart the opportunity of a lively exchange online, encouraging get-togethers in reality.
The following links lead directly to the LinkedIn-country groups:
Dr. Tim Langen, research group leader at the University of Stuttgart, has been awarded the Rudolf Kaiser Prize 2019. The prize is among the most prestigious and highly endowed research awards for young researchers in Germany. It is awarded annually to a young experimental physicist with extraordinary scientific achievements. Dr. Langen receives the prize in recognition of his work on superfluidity and supersolidity of dipolar quantum gases, in particular the observation of a novel state of matter that combines the crystal order of a solid with the frictionless flow of a superfluid.
Dr.-Ing. Martin Dazer, Head of Department at the Institute for Machine Components (IMA) at the University of Stuttgart, was awarded the Advancement Award of the employers' association of the metal and electronic industry 2020 ("Südwestmetall-Förderpreis 2020") for his dissertation on "Planning in reliability test taking into account previous knowledge from stochastic lifetime calculations". The Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry Baden-Wurttemberg e. V. (Südwestmetall) promotes and represents the interests of the metal and electrical industry in Baden-Wurttemberg. The award shows that the demand for smart and efficient solutions for reliability assurance is very high in these important industries. Dazer developed and validated a method for a digital reliability forecast for products loaded with structural mechanics.
Prof. Dr. Michael Saliba will be the new head of the Institute for Photovoltaics at the University of Stuttgart from June 1, 2020. With his research on perovskites, a new type of semiconductor, he is aiming for a "solar revolution" in combination with conventional silicon technologies.
About Prof. Dr. Michael Saliba:
Michael Saliba, born in Göppingen in 1983, studied mathematics and physics at the University of Stuttgart and received his doctorate in Oxford in 2014 as one of the first scientists ever to study perovskite. He completed his postdoc as Marie-Curie Fellow at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
With over 100 published articles, Times Higher Education lists Prof. Michael Saliba as the third most influential scientist in his field, and since 2018 he has been ISI Highly Cited, a name for the top 1 percent of the most cited scientists. This year, the German Research Foundation (DFG) honored his work with the renowned Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, and in 2020 he was also accepted into the Young Scientists Group of the World Economic Forum. Saliba also received the Young Scientist Award from the German University Association, the Postdoctoral Award from the Material Research Society (MRS) and the TR35 from MIT Technology Review, which recognizes the world's leading "35 innovators under the age of 35". Michael Saliba is also a member of the Global Young Academy and the Junge Akademie.
The VDI "Integral Planning" competition takes place annually on a changing topic and is internationally advertised by the VDI Society for Building and Building Technology. This year's competition task included the planning of a wellness and leisure pool, which is to be built on an open space next to an existing all-weather pool at Flinger Broich in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The 2nd prize, endowed with € 3,000, went to Rosa Sophia Hanig (master's degree in architecture) and Maximilian Carlos Schmid (master's degree in civil engineering). Their project scored particularly well with the jury due to its sophisticated architectural and spatial design, as well as its innovative energy concept.
The team of Denise Maier (master's degree in architecture), Lydia Rebbereh (master's degree in architecture), Isabell Röhm (master's degree in architecture) and Marcel Twardon (master's degree in civil engineering) was awarded the 3rd prize and thus € 2,000. The jury was won over by their concept of a particularly friendly and bright bathroom.
From the master's thesis to the startup - this is how Paul Eichinger, 26, sees his further path after completing his master's degree at the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units at the University of Stuttgart. His idea and at the same time the topic of his master thesis: "Development of a process chain for the automated product manufacturing of personalized computer mice". Together with the economist Andreas Schulz and software developer Christian Renninger, he is now applying for a start-up grant to bring the process to market in a planned startup.
The new issue of ‘forschung leben’ focuses on the vision of "Intelligent Systems for a Sustainable Society" What does the concept involve, what specific issues are being researched, what focus areas, areas of expertise and areas of development does the university have, and what does all this mean for science, business and society?
The articles for example shed light on how intelligent systems can make construction more resource-efficient and create space for a new aesthetic. They give information about promising ways of treating cancer patients, and show how international interdisciplinary networking leads to new therapeutic strategies.
Take a look at page 82: The alumnus Dr. Tarek Zaki talks about his focus on "flexible and organic electronics" and how this relates to the "Internet of Everything".
The University of Stuttgart takes the call to avoid social contacts in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus very seriously in its public events. Due to the current corona regulations, events may be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Some events will be taking place in digital form and are listed in the events calendar.
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