Awards & Honors

Best Communication Award to Martin Dirauf

Martin Dirauf wins 2nd Prize for the Best Communication of Early Career Investigator in Aerogels Processing and Modelling

ITUN Researcher Martin Dirauf has obtained the 2nd Prize for the Best Communication of Early Career Investigator in Aerogels Processing and Modelling in the Training School on Aerogels processing, modelling and environmental-driven applications, held at Coimbra, Portugal, from October 21-23.

He presented a talk entitled “Measurement of mixture composition inside Bio-Gels during solvent exchange using 1D-Raman spectroscopy”. The presentation focused on the background of 1D-Raman line measurements and its possible applications in aerogels processing.

The Training school, organized as part of the AERoGELS COST Action network featured presentations by renowned experts from the aerogels community as well as several practical courses on topics like molecular simulation, freeze- and supercritical drying of gels.

Best Poster Award to Dr. Volker Herdegen

The Poster entitled " Einsatz einer Hochdruckmagnetschwebewaage zur Parameterbestimmung für die Hochdruckextraktion"

was identified by the jury as the best poster exhibited during the annual meeting (18.-20. Feb. 2019 in Freiberg, Germany) of the subsection "High Pressure Process Technology" of the ProcessNet.


from left to right: Prof. Andrea Kruse from Universität Hohenheim (Jury member), Dr. Christian Lockemann from FA Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Jury member), Dr. Volker Herdegen from ITUN / TUBAF (laureate), Prof. Eckhard Weidner from Fraunhofer Umsicht (chair person of high pressure sub-section) and Prof. Irina Smirnova from TU Hamburg Harburg (Vice chair person of high pressure sub-section)


Dr. Schröder distinguished as foundation patron

vL nR: Dr. Rocco Haustein(SAXEED), Dr. Hans-Werner Schröder (ITUN), Andre Uhlmann (SAXEED)

During the "7th Mini-Idea competition" (Juy 5th, 2018) of the foundation association SAXEED, Dr. Hans-Werner Schröder was decorated with the special award "foundation patron". The award was conferred on him by the Gründernetzwerk SAXEED for his mentoring support for the foundation project "eva; Entwicklung einer energetisch optimierten verschleißreduzierten Agglomerationstechnologie" (Development of an energy efficient wear reduced agglomeration technology)


Best Poster Award to Arite Werner
Annual ProcessNet meeting of sections Fluidverfahrenstechnik, Membrantechnik, Mischvorgänge (Feb 2018)






Distinguished Presentation Award to Katja Schaldach

International Forum-Contest of Young Researchers “Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources“, which took place in St. Petersburg on April 19th - 21th 2017.





“Best Poster Award“ at Annual Meeting of ProcessNet working party “High pressure engineering”

At the annual meeting (2015) of the ProcessNet working party “High pressure engineering” in Darmstadt the poster entitled with “Untersuchungen zur parameterabhängigen Ausbildung von Kontaktwinkeln an mikroporösen keramischen Oberflächen bei erhöhten Drücken und Temperaturen [Investigation on the contact angle on microporous ceramic surfaces at elevated pressures and temperatures]” was awarded with the best poster award by the high pressure community. The authors of the posters are: Dr. R. Haseneder, Dipl.-Ing. A. Felix, M.Sc. M. Klatte, Dr. V. Herdegen und Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. J.-U. Repke. The investigations are aiming on the determination of surface tension between a hydrothermal and a microporous ceramic membrane phase to employ a resistance model for the modelling of permeability of the hydrothermal phase through the membrane for different operating conditions.