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Riding together with Britta Nestler

Since the end of June 2019, KIT also offers carpooling benches - two on Campus South, one on Campus North. In addition to the bus shuttle, they are intended to improve the mutual connection between the main KIT sites. Moreover, on the joint trip, one gets to know interesting colleagues - thus, the trip becomes entertaining and amusing.

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Peter Gumbsch is a member of acatech

Professor Peter Gumbsch was accepted as a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). The task of acatech is to advise politics and society on future issues relating to technology science and technology policy.

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Christian Greiner receives Adolf Martens Prize

On December 5, 2019, Dr. Christian Greiner was awarded the Adolfs Martens Prize in Berlin for outstanding work in the field of materials research. We congratulate!

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Christian Greiner elected as member of the DFG Review Boards

Dr. Christian Greiner was elected member of the review boards of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In this function he will participate as an expert in the field of "Mechanical properties of metallic materials and their microstructural causes" in the evaluation of applications for financial support of research projects.

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Order of Merit for Britta Nestler

On October 2, 2019, Professor Dr. Britta Nestler was awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin in recognition of her special services to the people and the state. The award honours the scientist as a "bridge-builder between basic research and practical application". [Quote: Office of the Federal President]

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Maurice Godet Award for Julia Lehmann

Julia Lehmann was awarded the Maurice Godet Award at this year's 46th LeedsLyon Symposium on Tribology in Lyon for the best presentation entitled "Velocity-dependence of tribologically-induced oxidation of high-purity copper", a prize in honour of the co-founder of the symposium, which honours the work of young scientists in the field of tribology.

We congratulate very warmly!

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Anastasia August won twice!

Anastasia August won twice last week: On April 10th in
Heilbronn and on 12 April in Michelstadt. In Heilbronn the
famous "Polar Bear Lecture" for the first prize, in Michelstadt could
convince the presentation about the latent heat accumulators. Cordially
Congratulations!

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Anastasia August with coffee or tea

Dr. Anastasia August was invited to the SWR broadcast "Kaffee oder Tee" (Coffee or Tea) on the occasion of the Women and Girls in Science Day (February 11). Among other things, she tells how she educates her own daughter to be strong enough to not shy away from pursuing a scientific career if she is interested.

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We're runners-up!

managed to get into the top three at the German Science Slam Championship on November 24th in Wiesbaden. She shares second place with psychologist Moritz Kirchner. She explained the principle of an autonomous heat storage module based on an excellent latent heat storage material: paraffin. The winner was Aniruddha Dutta, a metal researcher from Düsseldorf. We are of course pleased to congratulate the distinguished materials scientist. But we are especially proud of our Anastasia!

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German Science Slam Championship 2018

won the South Preliminary in Munich on 23.10. and thus qualified for the German Science Slam Championship 2018, which will take place on 24.11.2018 in Wiesbaden. We congratulate and keep our fingers crossed!

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Green Science Slam in Zeiss large planetarium in Berlin

On 14.11. Anastasia August won the Green Science Slam in Zeiss large planetarium in Berlin. We congratulate her very much!

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Two times in two weeks Science Slamer

Two times in two weeks Dr. Anastasia August managed to beat other science slammers. Firstly, she won the 26th Mainz Science Slam on 12.9., where she explained latent heat storage based on metal foams. On the other hand, she won over the audience at the Centre for Applied Aviation Research in Hamburg on 18.9. with her presentation on polar bear storage modules. Anastasia has now been nominated for the South German Science Slam Championship, which will take place on 23.10. in Munich. We are very happy, congratulations and keep our fingers crossed!

The polar bear conquers the hearts!

Won twice in two weeks! Dr. Anastasia August won first place in the Science Slam at the annual conference "Production Systems" in Stuttgart on June 19, 2018 and also won the final Scicen Slam of the series "Living Progress" against four strong speakers on June 28, 2018 in Hamburg. Among others against the European Champion 2015 Simon McGowan. We congratulate on this great achievement!

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Dr. Anastasia August receives the faculty teaching award 2018!

At the suggestion of the student council, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering awards the Faculty Teaching Award 2018 for her lecture "Microstructure Simulation". wins the recognition of her students with her ability to convey complex scientific content in a structured, motivating and above all understandable way. The award will be presented during the KIT annual celebration on April 19. We are proud of and congratulate her on this success!


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Christian Greiner receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Dr. Christian Greiner was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for his research on materials under tribological stress.

The ERC is thus funding the project TriboKey (Deformation Mechanisms are the Key to Understanding and Tayloring Tribological Behaviour) for five years with approximately two million euros.


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Anastasia August wins the Climate Slam in Bonn

Anastasia August won the Climate Slam at the Climate Conference in Bonn on 16.11.2017 and beat the European Champion 2015. The Science Slam took place in the Media Centre of the Federal Agency for Civic Education and was organised by the editorial staff of the magazine "Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte". We congratulate you on this victory!

Peter Gumbsch elected Chairman of the Scientific Commission of the German Science Council

Peter Gumbsch will assume the chairmanship of the Scientific Commission of the German Science Council on February 1, 2017. The Science Council advises the Federal Government and the governments of the Länder on issues relating to the content and structural development of universities, science and research. The Science Council consists of two commissions, the Scientific Commission with 32 representatives of science and public life and the Administrative Commission with the representatives of the Federal Government and the Länder, which meet in the Plenary Assembly and take joint decisions there.

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Britta Nestler receives the Leibniz Prize 2017

Professor Britta Nestler will receive the most important research promotion prize in Germany - the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017, which the German Research Foundation has awarded to her in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements to date in order to promote her future work. We are very happy and proud of our institute director!

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Lars Pastewka receives call to the University of Freiburg

, who heads an Emmy-Noether junior research group at IAM-CMS on the simulation of friction and wear of amorphous materials, funded by the German Research Foundation, has been offered the W3 professorship for simulation by the University of Freiburg.

Anastasia August wins another Science Slam

With routine Anastasia August brings the next victory to Karlsruhe. On 1 February, the polar bear once again proved to be unbeatable at a Science Slam competition in Stuttgart. SWR Landesschau reports: Link to short film

Heisenberg Professorship for Martin Dienwiebel

The German Research Foundation supports the research of Martin Dienwiebel on applied nanotribology. Here the press release of KIT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM.

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch elected to the US National Academy of Engineering NAE

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg and Professor of Mechanics of Materials at IAM-CMS, has been elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering NAE have been elected. For this purpose the press release of the KIT and the announcement of the NAE.

Katrin Schulz selected for Wrangell habilitation programme

Dr. Katrin Schulz has been selected for the Margarete von Wrangell habilitation programme has been. Through the programme, the state of Baden-Württemberg supports outstanding female researchers on the way to professorship.

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