VDI-Award 2014 granted to André Istock (May 16th, 2014)

The VDI Nordhessen (Association of German Engineers) has again awarded prizes for an outstanding PhD thesis and for two diploma theses this year. One diploma prize was granted to André Istock for his diploma thesis entitled “Entwicklung und Herstellung des Mastertemplates für die Prägung dreidimensional strukturierter Nanopartikel mittels Nanoimprint-Lithografie”.

 

Istock has specialised himself during the study towards Optoelectronics. Meanwhile he is working in the field of Nanospectrometer and doing his PhD thesis. His diploma thesis was refereed by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hillmer and Prof. Dr. Johann Peter Reithmaier.

 


The official award ceremony will take place on the Academic Semesterparty on Friday, May 16th 2014.

 

The official press release at University of Kassel (german, external link).

Poster-prize of the Kasseler Hochschulbund bestowed to Lukas Jablonka (29.01.2014)

Photo of the Award giving ceremony 2014
Award giving ceremony (Photo: Uni Kassel)

The poster-prize 2013 of the Kasseler Hochschulbund e.V. in the category “Technical and Natural Sciences” was awarded to Lukas Jablonka on January 21st. His poster with the title: “Angular Plasma Etching for Nanoshaping” prevailed against 24 other outstanding posters.

Further Information you may at the news of the university of kassel (german website).

Natalie Worapattrakul achieves 2nd place in the "Nano-Momente" contest (Nov. 12th, 2013)

"Kleines Wachstumswunder"
Kleines Wachstumswunder

With her image "Kleines Wachstumswunder" in English "a small miracle of growth" Natalie Worapattrakul made the second place in the "Nano-Momente" contest held by the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutsche Verband Nanotechnologie). The scanning electron microscope image reveals two metal mirrors, which are fixed to the surface of the substrate by hinges. Through tailored process parameters the mirror behavior can be manipulated. In this case the chosen parameters result in an almost vertical standing of the mirrors. Together with the slight sideward curling of the structures they remind the observer of growing sprouts.

 

You can find further information at the website of the German Association of Nanothechnology.

VDI-Award 2012 granted to Matthias Joseph Knape (Feb. 10th, 2012)

The VDI Nordhessen (Association of German Engineers) has again awarded prizes for an outstanding PhD thesis and a diploma thesis this year. The diploma prize was granted to Matthias Joseph Knape for his diploma thesis I entitled “Entwicklung eines DNA-basierten Proteinarrays mittels Mikro- und Nanostrukturierung”.

 

Knape, since 2010 scietific coworker in the Group Biochemistry at the University of Kassel, included his work into the international state of the art exemplary and preseted solutions and ongoing experiments to all occuring problems. His highly commitment in this interdisciplinary work leaded to the implentation of a new technological concept.


The official award ceremony will take place on the University Day on Friday, February 10th 2012.

 

The official press release at Hessen Agentur (german, external link).

4th place in the photo contest "Nano+Art 2011" (March 20th, 2011)

"It's a boy!"
"It's a boy!"

Natalie Worapattrakul achieved the 4th place in the photo contest "Nano+Art 2011", which was held by the BMBF-Initiative nano4women. Her scanning electron microscope image "It’s a boy!" is inspired by the biology of the human body. In the centre of the image the successive letters X and Y are depicted. These remind the observer of the male sex chromosome of human.

 

You can find further information at the nano-4-women website (German veresion).

Poster-prize of the Kasseler Hochschulbund bestowed to Ferdinand Messow (25.01.2010)

Photo of the Award giving ceremony
Award giving ceremony (Photo: Andreas Fischer)

The poster-prize 2009 of the Kasseler Hochschulbund e.V. in the category “Technical and Natural Sciences” was awarded to Ferdinand Messow on January 25th. His poster with the title: “Hybrid Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser with Organic Active Material for the UV-Range” prevailed against 22 other outstanding posters.

Further Information you may find here.

First place in the Hessian Cooperation awards

On Monday, Sept. 7th the 4 Hessian Cooperation Awards were granted. The first prize was awarded to the team from the University of Kassel, Institute of Nanstructure Science and Analytics, Department technological electronics lead be Prof. Dr. H. Hillmer and the team from Opsolution NanoPhotonics lead by Dr. Wolfgang Köcher for the outstanding collaboration in the development of a nanospectrometer module.

 

The award was based on the quality of the innovation of the product developed and the character of the collaboration. In these aspects the teams from INA and Opsolution NanoPhotonics successfully competed against 30 other teams.

Onny Setyawati is second winner of the "nano+art" contest (April 24th, 2009)

With her image "sea star" Onny Setyawati has become second winner of the nano+art contest. You can find the image in our nanoart gallery. The image shows an "SEM micrograph of underetching process of a nanoimprint-polymer (of ~200nm in thickness) underneath the dielectric material  (DBR mirror) (of ~600nm in thickness).  Residual polymer is shown, and the structure peeled off after the process.  With additional lighting and bubbles, the structure looks like a sea star that rests silently under the sea, that is why this picture is put under the thema ´Ruhe´."

INA is "Landmark in the Land of Ideas" (Dec. 12th, 2008)

With our micro mirror project the INA, technological electronics group has been elected as "Landmark in the Land of Ideas". Therefore we participate on the event series "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas 2009", which is performed by the “Germany – Land of Ideas” nation-branding initiative and Deutsche Bank. It is under the patronage of President Horst Köhler.

We were celebrating the award ceremony on February 16th, 2009 with an "open window day". Further information you can find here.


VDI-Award 2008 granted to Matthias Wulf (Dec. 12th, 2008)

The VDI Nordhessen (Association of German Engineers) has again awarded prizes for an outstanding PhD thesis and a diploma thesis this year. The diploma prize was granted to Matthias Wulf for his diploma thesis I entitled “Structuring of Filter Membranes with Photonic Crystals and Zone Plates”.

This work has the character of a feasibility study, in which the possibilities are investigated to etch structures in the nanometer range in the topmost membrane of a Fabry-Perot-filter to be equipped with additional features. First, the corresponding designs were simulated and afterwards, the technological process steps were optimized to minimize any dimensional variation from the design.

The official award ceremony will take place on the University Day on Friday, February 13th 2009 at 5 pm in the central cafeteria at Moritzstraße, main campus.

Onny Setyawati ist laureate of the "nano + art" contest (Apr. 21st, 2008)

With her microscope picture "falling star", Onny Setyawati has become one of the 20 laureates of the "nano + art" contest. This contest is part of the "nano4women" initiative and has originally been initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to strengthen the position of women in nanoscience. You can see the "falling star" picture in our nanoart gallery.

VDI-Award 2007 to Julia Ackermann (Feb. 8th, 2008)

The diploma thesis of Julia Ackermann „Technologische Realisierung großflächiger Mikrospiegelarrays - Entwicklungen von Prozessschritten für low-cost-Mikrospiegel“, performed at the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, has been awarded with the "VDI-Preis 2007". The prize is awarded every year for outstanding diploma- and Ph. D. thesises in engineering.

Award for the Second Rank at the „Promotion Nordhessen“ Contest 2007 (Dec. 15th, 2007)

Prof. Hartmut Hillmer, Alexander Kricke, Dr. Diethelm Bienhaus reached in the alights round of the „Gründungswettbewerb "Promotion Nordhessen“ with their development of a microchip which should bring more security into the health care market the second rank. With their ideas and their business plan they got the second rank in the yearly contest.

Most Popular Prof. 2007 (July 17th, 2007)

For some years the students council of the electrical engineering and the computer science departements have awarded a prize for the most popular Professor. With this price they thank for the good cooperation within the last year. 2007 Prof. Dr. H. Hillmer got this award in 2007.

Best Paper Award (Apr. 28th, 2007)

For their paper "Optics in Secure Computer Architectures: Basis of WDM, Technologies and Potentials"  Y. Wang, T. Kusserow, Dr. N. Dharmarasu, Dr. A. Hasse,Dr. M. Bartels, Prof. H. Hillmer, Prof. J. Börcsök and Prof. O. Mikami have got the "Best Paper Award", given at the Second International Conference on Systems, ICONS 2007, April 22 - 28, 2007 - Sainte-Luce, Martinique.

 

 

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European Grand Prix for Innovation Awards 2006 (Dec. 9th, 2006)

For their patent „Micro Mirror Arrays" Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hillmer and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmid have been awarded with the „European Grand Prix for Innovation Awards“. The award has been established in 1994 and it has become "a reference in the European field of research and development, some considering it as a Nobel Prize for applied research" (www.emc.mc). Each year has its own subject, in 2006 the subject was "Civil Engineering and Construction".

„Promotion Nordhessen“ Contest 2006 (Sep. 12th, 2006)

For an innovative fluid sensor concept and a corresponding business plan Prof. Dr. Harmut Hillmer, Hubert Krause and Volker Viereck were awarded at the „promotion Nordhessen“ contest.

VDI-Award 2006 to Vadim Daneker (Feb. 16th, 2006)

For his diploma thesis „Untersuchungen zur nanotechnologischen Implementierung von EUVL-Masken auf der Basis von Ionenstrahl-Deposition“, performed at the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, Vadim Danecker has been awarded with the VDI Award 2005. The prize is awarded every year for outstanding diploma- and Ph. D. thesises in engineering.

 

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GINo Innovation Award for an Essentially Improvement of Nowadays Gas Detectors (Dec. 6th, 2005)

The winner of the GINo-Innovation Award 2005 was Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hillmer for his patent „Essentielle Verbesserung heutiger Spurengasdetektoren“.

VDI-Award 2004 to Dr. Mojtaba Joodaki

Photo: Dr. Joodaki
For his Ph. D. thesis "An Enhanced Quasi-Monolithic Integration Technology for Microwave and Millimeterwave Applications" Dr. Mojtaba Joodaki got the VDI Award 2004. The prize is awarded every year for outstanding diploma- and Ph. D. thesises in engineering.

Poster Award of the „Kasseler Hochschulbund“ 2002 to Amer Tarraf

Amer Tarraf won the „2002 Posterpreis des Kasseler Hochschulbundes“ for his poster „Erfolgsrezepte der Natur – Anwendungsbeispiele in der Mikrosystem- und Datenübertragungstechnik“.

 

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Award for the Fourth Rank at the „Promotion Nordhessen“ Contest 2000

The NaScaTec GmbH gives itself the aim to establish the company at the crowing market of LCD Displays and micromechanical sensors for surface analytic and process automation. The business plan consist of the area of design, development, building of prototypes, tests and production of LCD displays and sensors.

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