On the occasion of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD ITC) 2019, which took place in Dresden/Germany from November 28-29, 2019, Peter D. Dornier, member of the Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Federation, Frankfurt/Germany, and Chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation for the Promotion of Young Engineers, honored 6 successful young talents.
A promotion prizes for the best dissertation, 2 awards for master and diploma theses as well as 3 awards for clever bachelor and seminar papers were reward with prize money of €5000, €3500 and €3000.
Janina Elser, TU Chemnitz/Germany, Abdelrahman Elbayoumi from the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University (ITA)/Germy and Hendrik Pötzsch from the Institute for Textile Machinery and High-Performance Textile Materials Technology (ITM) in Dresden were honoured with creativity awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work. Janina Elser's bachelor thesis dealt with the prototypical development of circular knitted knee bandages. The subject of Abdelrahman Elbayoumi's bachelor thesis is a feedback control system for an over-braiding process. Hendrik Pötzsch's project work deals with the production of carbon fibers using solvent wet spinning technology.
Tim Kaluza (ITM Dresden) and Julia Eckert (ITA Aachen) were awarded two promotion prizes in the category diploma / master thesis. Tim Kaluza's diploma thesis deals with the automated production of mesh-free multiaxial fibers. In her master thesis, Julia Eckert developed an environmental assessment system for the production of jeans.
The promotion prize of the German Textile Machinery Industry in the dissertation category was awarded to Dr. Stefan Heinrich, TU Chemnitz. He wrote a fundamental work on gear requirements in textile machines, which will make a greater contribution in engineering practice.
The award of the Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry is intended to honor young engineers as well as to display the capabilities of German engineering.