On September 8, 2021, Dr. Frederik Cloppenburg, a scientist at ITA Aachen, was honored with the Karl Arnold Prize of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences Humanities and the Arts, endowed with €10,000, for his outstanding scientific achievements.
He particularly received the award for his interdisciplinary work within nonwovens production, his rewarding research in the field of artificial intelligence in the textile industry and his commitment to structural change in the Rhenish mining area with the help of scientific innovations. Dr. Cloppenburg has been working as a research assistant at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University since 2014, where he completed his doctorate. He is now in charge of the nonwovens technologies research group at the Aachen site. He is responsible for all nonwovens activities at the institute. In addition, in his function as Chief Digital Officer, he is responsible for digitalization at the ITA and the digitalization of the institute's infrastructure and processes.
Dr. Lisa Sofie Höckel from the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research was also honored with the Karl Arnold Prize.