Otto Junker Award 2023

  Three women presenting award certificates; three men standing behind them. Copyright: © Andreas Schmitter

Every November, the Otto Junker Prize is awarded to the best graduates of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as well as the Materials Science and Engineering Department in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.

This year a graduate of our institute was also honored. Ms. M.Sc. Alba Clemente Sanchez received a BSC in Materials Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and then studied the English-language master's program in Metallurgical Engineering at RWTH. Her study major was the materials science of steel.

At MAGMA Foundry Technology she wrote her master's thesis on a digital twin for continuous steel casting, supervised by Dr. Erik Hepp of MAGMA and Prof. Ulrich Krupp. She is currently working as a quality engineer at Steeltec AG in Switzerland.

The picture shows this year's three award winners Lina Fischer, Alba Clemente Sanchez, Kathrina Theisen (front row, from left) as well as Prof. Wolfgang Bleck, laudator, Mr. Udo vom Berg, Otto-Junker-Foundation, and Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger, rector of the RWTH (back row, from left).