Prominent scientific works

were awarded a prize on the February 20, 2013 at the awards ceremony by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) in Siegen. The 4000 Euro prize of IHK sponsored in 2012 by the Heinrich Huhn GmbH & Co. KG on the occasion of its 100th anniversary was awarded this year for the 28th time to acknowledge the best dissertation and the best diploma thesis at the University of Siegen in 2012.

Due to high performance density of the submitted dissertations the Jury awarded a special award amounting to 2000 Euros, sponsored equally by the EJOT Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Berleburg, and the IHK.

IHK award for the best dissertation

Dr.-Ing. Denis Anders
Ageing of materials in mathematical terms

Dr.-Ing. Denis Anders (28) from Siegen graduated from the Faculty of Natural Science and Technology of the Mechanical Engineering Department with the work, where changes in materials were presented through mathematical models.

As changes in the mixed materials can be precisely proven only in the long-term tests, in the age of rapid development it would be important to make such diffusion-based processes calculable through mathematical modelling and simulation developed by the IHK award winner, whose dissertation was supervised by the Professor Dr.-Ing. PD Kerstin Weinberg and who was granted with “summa cum laude” as a final grade.

IHK award for the best diploma thesis

Dipl. Computer Scientist Jens Fischer
Machine brain tapped

Jens Fischer (26) born in Frankenberg presented his diploma thesis on the microcontroller based system for product data acquisition at the Faculty of Natural Science and Technology of the Department for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Siegen. His thesis twice rated as ""very good"", supervised by Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser, deals with process data acquisition and evaluation. Due to acquiring information directly in the machine, his processing software is capable of deriving important production data. A particular challenge was to make this technology useable with the machines of different manufacturers and various generations. Dr. Fischer has now supplied his refined hard- and software to several companies.

Special award

Dr. rer.-pol. Dietmar Lange
Tax-friendly enterprise restructurisation

""Tax minefields"" were created for the affiliated group company by Dr. Dietmar Lange (36) from Drolshagen during his studies at the Faculty III for Economic Sciences, Business Informatics and Commercial Law of the University of Siegen for the restructuring planning purposes. The dissertation supervised by Prof. (em.) Dr. Norbert Krawitz, earned the ""summa cum laude"" final rate for Dr. Lange, resident in Drolshagen. His practical work immediately applicable in business activities enables detecting and thus avoiding negative tax effects in the course of enterprise restructuring at an early stage. 

The IHK award 2012 was handed over in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Siegen. From left to right: IHK Vice President Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Kocherscheidt, EJOT Director Winfried Schwarz, special prize winner Dr. rer.-pol. Dietmar Lange, prize winner (best diploma thesis) Dipl. Computer Scientist Jens Fischer, prize winner (best dissertation) Dr.-Ing. Denis Anders, and prize sponsor Dipl.-Ing. Roland Huhn.