Annual review of 2022

We look back at a fruitful year and recall everything that happened. In addition, we provide a preview of exciting upcoming events.

December 29, 2022

The year 2022 is coming to an end and we would like to present a little review.

New PhD researchers

We welcomed four new researchers: Emad Aamer, Dilsah Nur, Laura Lamkowski and Sahil Sethi joined the IMPRS, and we are very much looking forward to accompanying them on their way as PhD researchers.

Successful Defenses

We are particularly happy that Eric Schulze-Niemand, Reza Mahour and Sridhar Chellappa successfully defended their PhD theses.

Best PhD student award

Congratulations to Francesca Cascella, one of our former IMPRS PhD researchers, who was honoured as the best PhD student of the Department of Process and Systems Engineering in 2022.

PhD Representatives

The new IMPRS PhD Representatives have been elected: Zunain Ayaz and Supriya Bhaskaran won the election. Congratulations!

IMPRS Workshop

The IMPRS Workshop 2022 took place in the beautiful city of Wernigerode. We thank everyone who participated in the workshop. Around 40 doctoral researchers and professors attended. It was a great opportunity to exchange developments in their recent research, and we were very happy to be able to do the workshop live. We are very much looking forward to the next one!

Ladies Night for Women in Engineering Sciences

The Ladies Night for Women in Engineering Sciences celebrated its 10 years anniversary. Since 2016 the event takes place in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg. Thank you to everyone who worked on the realization of this important event series and to everyone who participated.

IMPRS Seminars

We thank Prof. Dr. Iryna Zenyuk and Dr. Rohan Karande for hosting IMPRS Seminars. IMPRS seminars are part of the IMPRS program and are an excellent opportunity for researchers to exchange current findings and challenges.

Skills Courses

IMPRS Skills courses are an essential part of the IMPRS program and are fundamental for becoming a successful scientist. The following skills courses took place this year:

  • Fast Forward – Agile Project Management
  • Resilience Training for Researchers
  • Good Manufacturing Practice

IMPRS Dialogues

The IMPRS Dialogues are a great opportunity for the IMPRS coordination office to stay connected to the doctoral researchers and have also created the framework to talk about the following topics:

  • Sustainability
  • International Research Stays
  • Feedback on the IMPRS Workshop
  • Where to find help with mental health issues

Outlook for the Next Year

In the next year, you can look forward to:

  • Jan. 13, 2023 IMPRS Seminar – Tandem Talk: Kirandeep & Prof. Stoll & Prof. Benner
  • Jan. 23, 2023 Selection Colloquium of the IMPRS Call
  • Mar. 12 – 14, 2023 the IMPRS Workshop
  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2023 IMPRS Summer School
  • An Information Session regarding International Research Stays
  • More Skills Courses and Seminars
  • PhD Defences

We wish you all a wonderful 2023 and are looking forward to the next year!

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