Awards and Appointments for Members of our Institute

Awards and Appointments for Members of our Institute

2020

  • Dr.-Ing. Marcus Wenzel, alumnus of the Process Systems Engineering group, has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society in June 2020 for his research on the syngas production from CO2.
  • Honorable mention by the Householder Prize Committee has been awarded to Dr. Pawan Goyal, research group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory, for his thesis on "System-theoretic model order reduction for bilinear and quadratic-bilinear systems". The Householder Prize is awarded for the worldwide best Ph.D. theses in the field of "Numerical linear and Multilinear Algebra" for the past three years.
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Heike Lorenz, team leader in the research group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section Industrial Crystallization of the Open Access Journal Crystals. Thus, she is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal. Her term started in March 2020.
  • Dr. Jens Saak and Steffen W. R. Werner, research group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory (CSC), have been awarded, together with Dirk Wolfram (nee Siebelts, CAU Kiel), for the best paper in the category applications of the journal at-Automatisierungstechnik in the year 2019 for their contribution "A comparison of second-order model order reduction methods for an artificial fishtail".
  • Dr. Matthias Stein, head of the research group Molecular Simulations and Design, has been appointed a honorary professor at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in January 2020.
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Benner, Director and Head of the Research Group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory (CSC), has been elected into the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Review Board for the committee of „Mathematics“ for the period from 2020 to 2023. The election was held in October / November 2019.

2019

  • Dr.-Ing. Teng Zhou, team leader in the Process Systems Engineering group, has been appointed as a Junior Professor in the Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. The aim is to develop new and better materials for engineering applications.
  • Dr.-Ing. Marcus Wenzel, Postdoc in the Process Systems Engineering group, has been distinguished as the best Ph. D. student by the Department of Process and Systems Engineering of the Otto von Guericke University in the period 2018 - 2019 for his Ph.D. thesis on Reverse Water-Gas Shift Chemical Looping for Syngas Production from CO2.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Director and head of the group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, has been appointed as the president of the International Adsorption Society (IAS) for the period from July 2019 to June 2022.
  • Alexander Nikolay, alumnus of the Bioprocess Engineering group, has been chosen by the Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform (ACTIP) as one of the six winners of the ACTIP Fellowship Award 2019-2020.
  • M.Sc. Steffen W. R. Werner, Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory group, has been awarded the "SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition" for the academic year 2018-2019. SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) honors students for outstanding service and contributions to SIAM Student Chapters by awarding selected students with certificates of recognition.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher, Director at the Max Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, has been named a Fellow of the Max Planck School Matter to Life by the President of the Max Planck Society.
  • Sebastián López Castellanos, Ph.D. student in the research group Process Systems Engineering, was awarded by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) / District Magdeburg for his master thesis on Vesicles-On-A-Chip: A novel microfluidic-based method for the generation of giant unilamellar vesicles.
  • Dr. Pawan Goyal, Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Dr.-Klaus-Körper Award of GAMM, 2019, for his Ph.D. thesis on System-Theoretic Model Order Reduction for Bilinear and Quadratic-Bilinear Systems.

2018

  • Dr. Patrick Kürschner, former post-doctoral researcher in the research group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory has been awarded a Mathematics Travel Award for 2018. Dr. Patrick Kürschner has been working in the research area of numerical linear algebra. Mathematics is an open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to mathematics, and is published quarterly online by MDPI.

  • Jonathan Gänsch, Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering group: Best graduate in Master Studies in Process Engineering in 2018, Otto von Guericke Unversity Magdeburg, honoured by Dow Olefinverbund GmbH
  • Prof. Peter Benner, Director and head of the group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Elected member of the SIAM council for a 3 year term, from January 1, 2019, on
  • Organizational team of the BIWIC 2016 - 23rd International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization:  OttoAward 2018  by the City of Magdeburg for promoting the Major City of Magdeburg as an attractive location for science, business and tourism on November 20, 2018, Magdeburg.
  • Dr. Pawan Goyal, alumnus of the International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg and scientist in the group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Best Ph.D. thesis in 2018 within the Faculty of Mathematics of the Otto von Guericke University, November 15, 2018, Magdeburg,
  • Marc Hein, Bioprocess Engineering: Best graduate in Biotechnology at TU Berlin, honoured by Verein Deutscher Ingenieure
  • Isabel Harriehausen, Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Poster Award for "Evaluation and productivity prediction of coupled processes with enantioselective chromatography and racemization", 17th International Symposium on Preparative and Industrial Chromatography and Allied Techniques (SPICA), October 2018, Darmstadt
  • Antonio Sorrentino, Process Systems Engineering: Best Poster Award, 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, September 2018, Bologna, Italy
  • Francesca Cascella, Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Best Poster Award, 25th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC), September 2018, Rouen, France
  • Thomas Munkelt and Ivana Mutavdzin, Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Poster Award, ProcessNet Annual Meeting and 33rd DECHEMA Annual Meeting Biotechnology, September 2018, Aachen
  • Thiane Carneiro, Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, hat auf dem 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis im August 2018 in Hamburg einen Posterpreis erhalten.
  • Jacqueline Kaufmann, training supervisor and lab assistent in the group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering, was honoured for more than ten years voluntary examination activities by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, September 2018, Magdeburg
  • Georg Liesche, Process Systems Engineering: Best Paper Award for his talk on "Conduction-Convection-Radiation Heat Transfer in High Temperature Catalytic Reactors", International Conference on Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, June 2018, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Dr. Jessica Bosch, alumna of the group Numerical Linear Algebra for Dynamical Systems: Otto Hahn Medal for junior scientists of the Max Planck Society, 69th Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society. The prize was given for her work on the development of fast and robust solvers for phase field problems from many application areas in materials science, biology, image processing or machine learning, June 2018, Heidelberg
  • Alexander Nikolay, Bioprocess Engineering: Poster award for "The EB66® cell line for yellow fever vaccine production at high cell concentrations", Conference on Cell Culture Engineering XVI, May 2018, Tampa, Florida
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Director and head of the group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Top 10 ranking of the "Power List 2018" of "The Medicine Maker"
  • Dr. Robert Flassig, alumnus of Process Systems Engineering: appointed to Technische Hochschule Brandenburg (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dr. Jan Heiland, Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Junior Professorship "Numerical methods for Descriptor Systems" at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Dr. Matthias Stein, head of Molecular Simulations and Design group: Fellow of the British Royal Society of Chemistry, April 2018

Selected Awards 2016 - 2017

  • Dr. Patrick Kürschner, Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Dr.-Klaus-Körper Award of GAMM, 2017
  • Prof. Peter Benner, Director and head of Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: SIAM Fellow, 2017
  • Dr. Robert Flassig, Process Systems Engineering: Award for Up- and Coming Lecturers in Higher Education, DECHEMA, 2017
  • Prof. Achim Kienle, External Scientifi Member and head of the group Process Synthesis and Process Dynamics: Research Prize, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 2017
  • Dr. Thilo Muth, Bioprocess Engineering: Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Proteomforschung, 2017
  • Dr. Steffen Klamt, head of the group:Analysis and Redesign of Biological Networks: Consolidator Grant, European Research Council, 2016
  • Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Director and head of the group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Emil Kirschbaum Medal, ProcessNet, 2016
  • Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Director and head of the group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering: Vice President of the International Adsorption Society, 2016
  • Prof. Kai Sundmacher, Director and head of the group Process Systems Engineering: Chair of DECHEMA Coordination Group “Chemical Energy Research“, 2016
  • Prof. Kai Sundmacher, Director and head of the group Process Systems Engineering: Member of DFG Panel 403 “Chemical & Thermal Process Engineering”, 2016
  • Dr. Matthias Voigt, alumnus of the group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory: Otto Hahn Medal, Max Planck Society, 2016
  • Dr. Martin Stoll, head of the group Numerical Linear Algebra for Dynamical Systems: Richard-von-Mises Prize of GAMM, 2016
  • Prof. Jörg Raisch, External Scientifc Member and head of the group Systems and Control Theory: Chair of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), Technical Committee for Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems, 2016
  • Dr. Stefan F. Heldt, Bioprocess Engineering: MTZ Award for Medical Systems Biology, 2016
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