SAOT Award Ceremony 2021

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In 2021, the SAOT Awards were again presented at a ZOOM video conference. The award ceremony opened by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt featured a guest lecture by Craig B. Arnold (Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials) on the topic of “Melt-track merging and instabilities in multi-laser powder bed fusion”. Five SAOT Student Awards, valued at € 1000, were conferred by Professor Will, Co-Coordinator and Director of SAOT, to SAOT doctoral candidates for their innovative published work. The prizes were awarded for a publication with the highest impact in the respective research area. All award winners were given the opportunity to shortly present their work to the audience.

  • Chao Liu in the topic Optical Materials and Systems – „A Cross-Linked Interconnecting Layer Enabling Reliable and Reproducible Solution-Processing of Organic Tandem Solar Cells, Adv. Energy Mater.
  • Eric Eschner in the topic Optical Material Processing – „Correlation of spatter behavior and process zone formation in powder bed fusion of metals, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology
  • Philip Lino Rall in the topic Computational Optics – „Polarization ray tracing in thermally loaded solid-state laser crystals “, Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • Maximilian Piszko in the topic Optical Metrology – „Dynamic Light Scattering for Studying Mutual Diffusion Coefficients in Electrolyte Systems Comprised Entirely of Ions“, J. Electrochem. Soc.
  • Lucas Kreiß in the topic Optics in Medicine – „Label-Free In Vivo Histopathology of Experimental Colitis via 3-Channel Multiphoton Endomicroscopy“, Gastroenterology

The SAOT Innovation Award, endowed with 2.000 € and additional financial support of 20.000 € for the activities described in the project proposal, was presented by Dr. Johannes Knorr, Director of Administration of SAOT. The award was conferred to

  • Florian Bauer and Philipp Bräuer to support their innovative research proposal “2D tomography for absorption spectroscopy measurements using an imaging spectrograph to determine the optical band gap of soot

Florian Bauer and Philipp Bräuer were also given the opportunity to present their research proposal to the audience.