Two graduates of the Technical University of Munich were presented with an Arburg award for scientific research during the Day of the Faculty July 13.
Sebastian Kehl won for best dissertation. Agnes Bussmann won for best master's thesis.
The awards were presented by award coordinator, professor Birgit Vogel-Heuser from the chair of the automation and information systems department, along with Michael Vieth, apprenticeship manager at Arburg GmbH + Co. KG in Lossburg, Germany.
“Arburg's goal is to further advance research in plastics or medical technology,” Vieth said. “That is why, since 2016, we have bestowed two Arburg awards for outstanding dissertations and master's theses at the Technical University of Munich each year.”
The dissertation went to Kehl for his doctoral thesis entitled: “Bayesian Calibration of Nonlinear Cardiovascular Models for the Predictive Study of Arterial Growth.
The best master's thesis award went to Bussmann for her research work on “Optimizing the bulk composition of a cell-free cartilage replacement material.”
Candidates were nominated by their professors. Then a panel of judges made up of four professors of mechanical engineering at the university picked the winners.
In other news, Arburg hosted about 30 of the company's application experts from around the world in Lossburg for the International Application Technology Meeting in June. The two-day meeting conducted an intensive transfer of knowledge and exchange of experiences.