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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas P. Fröba Awarded as a High-End Foreign Talent of Shanxi Province

(September 17, 2018) Andreas P. Fröba has been awarded as a High-End Foreign Talent of Shanxi Province, China, which can also be regarded as a guest professorship at the Taiyuan University of Technology. This honor originates from an ongoing cooperation with Dr. Guanjia Zhao from Taiyuan University, who has been visiting our institute twice for several months as a guest scientist. The corresponding certificate was conferred by Mr. Luo Huining, Secretary of the CPC Shanxi Provincial Committee, during the “Symposium über Wirtschaft, Handel, akademischen Austausch und unternehmerische Aktivitäten mit der chinesischen Province Shanxi in Deutschland” (Symposium on Economy, Trade, Academic Exchange, and Entrepreneurial Activities with the Chinese Province Shanxi in Germany) in Berlin on September 5, 2018.

Handing over of the certificate to Andreas P. Fröba

Andreas P. Fröba with Dr. Guanjia Zhao from Taiyuan University of Technology

2018 SPIE-FAU Best Thesis Award for Maximilian Piszko

(July 04, 2018) Maximilian Piszko received the 2018 SPIE-FAU Best Thesis Award from the SPIE Student Chapter at FAU for his Master thesis entitled “Mass Diffusion Coefficients of Mixtures Related to Fuels with Biogenic Components by Dynamic Light Scattering” performed at AOT-TP. We are happy that Max continues his successful work as a doctoral candidate at AOT-TP.

Maximilian Piszko receiving the SPIE-FAU Best Thesis Award 2018 from the President of the FAU-SPIE Student Chapter, Hamid Suleman

 

AOT-TP Research Team at Symposium on Thermophysical Properties

(June 29, 2018) The research team of AOT-TP has successfully contributed to the 18th Meeting of the International Association of Transport Properties and the 20th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties held in Boulder, Colorado from June 24 to 29, 2018. In total, 12 talks have been given by AOT-TP members. Another highlight of the conference was the ceremony where the 2018 Yeram S. Touloukian Award has been conferred upon Prof. Alfred Leipertz. Some impressions from the conference are given below.

Group photo at the 20th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties in Boulder, CO including the Touloukian Awardee Alfred Leipertz and Nadejda Popovska-Leipertz

Arrival at the Campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder

The AOT-TP research team on top of Mount Evans

2018 Yeram S. Touloukian Awardee Alfred Leipertz

 

Dr.-Ing. Thomas M. Koller and Dr. Cédric Giraudet Elected as Members of IATP

(June 29, 2018) The group leaders of AOT-TP, Cédric Giraudet and Thomas M. Koller, have been elected as members of the International Association of Transport Properties on the occasion of its 18th Meeting in Boulder, CO on June 24, 2018. Together with Andreas P. Fröba and Michael H. Rausch, AOT-TP is now represented with four members within this well-recognized committee.

AOT-TP at Markttage des Wissens in Nürnberg

(June 29, 2018) After the events in Erlangen and Fürth, AOT-TP has also contributed to the “Markttag des Wissens” (Market Day of Knowledge) held on the Hauptmarkt of Nuremberg on June 9, 2018. Some impressions are given below.

The presenting team

Michael Rausch explaining viscosity to future scientists

Manuel Kerscher explaining the DLS experiment

Pouria Zangi explaining the posters while Michael Rausch discusses the DLS setup

Pouria Zangi discussing the AOT-TP market stand with the president of FAU, Prof. Hornegger

Michael Rausch demonstrating capillary viscometry

 

AOT-TP at Markttage des Wissens in Fürth

(May 29, 2018) Following up the event in Erlangen, AOT-TP has also contributed to the “Markttag des Wissens” (Market Day of Knowledge) held on the station square in Fürth on May 26, 2018. Some impressions are given below.

Ubaya Higgoda receiving a piece of the FAU birthday torte

Thomas Koller explaining the DLS experiment to the FAU President Joachim Hornegger

Cédric Giraudet preparing the capillary viscometer

Tobias Klein demonstrating the measurement of viscosity by DLS

Thomas Koller and Shaomin Yan advising a young scientist for his first viscosity measurement

Interested visitors watching the DLS experiment

Ubaya Higgoda and Tobias Klein explaining the DLS experiment

 

AOT-TP at Markttage des Wissens in Erlangen

(May 11, 2018) AOT-TP has contributed to the first “Markttag des Wissens” (Market Day of Knowledge) on the occasion of the 275th birthday of FAU held on the market place in Erlangen on May 5, 2018. Besides giving general information on the research performed at the institute, live demonstrations on what viscosity is and how it can measured with conventional and optical methods have been offered to the interested visitors. In particular, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) experiments were employed to answer the question why whisky lubricates the throat better than pure water or pure alcolohol. AOT-TP will also be present at the further “Markttage des Wissens” on the Bahnhofsplatz of Fürth on May 26 and on the Hauptmarkt of Nürnberg on June 9. Some impressions from the event in Erlangen are given below. Further impressions also from our activities can be found in, e.g., the television contribution broadcasted by Frankenfernsehen TV and the online articles and photo galleries published on the Marktspiegel or the FAU websites.

Our market stand at the Marktplatz of Erlangen

Wenchang Wu making clear why whisky lubricates the throat better than pure water or pure alcohol

Maximilian Piszko demonstrating the DLS setup

Francisco Bioucas demonstrating a viscosity measurement with a capillary viscometer and showing how viscosity can be understood

Cédric Giraudet demonstrating the viscosity measurement by DLS

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas P. Fröba Elected as a Member of FPS

(December 18, 2017) The Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS) of FAU has elected Andreas P. Fröba as a new member. Aim of FPS is to develop innovative methods and processes to generate, formulate, and apply particles (building blocks) with tailored size, shape, and structure as well as customized surface properties. Based on the cross-sectional topic of particles, FPS brings together chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physiscs, and medicine.

2018 Yeram S. Touloukian Award for Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Alfred Leipertz

(December 07, 2017) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) announced that the 2018 Yeram S. Touloukian Award will be transferred upon Alfred Leipertz “for internationally recognized leadership in developing optical methods, particularly advanced dynamic light scattering, that have been adopted by laboratories worldwide as reliable tools for measuring a large variety of thermophysical properties.” He will receive the related bronze medal and a certificate during the Twentieth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, June 24-29, 2018, in Boulder, Colorado. With his support also of the activities of Andreas P. Fröba during the past two decades, Alfred Leipertz paved the way for the development of the dynamic light scattering techniques which are now a major backbone of the research activities at AOT-TP.

Picture of Award Medal

Yeram S. Touloukian Award Medal

(source: ASME website)

Award of the “Freundeskreis der Technischen Fakultät” for Dr.-Ing. Thomas M. Koller

(November 20, 2017) Thomas M. Koller was awarded with the “Promotionspreis des Freundeskreises der Technischen Fakultät” for his doctoral thesis titled “Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids in Chemical and Energy Engineering”. He received the award consisting of a certificate and a prize money within the “Day of the School of Engineering of FAU” on November 16, 2017.

photo from award ceremony

“Promotionspreis des Freundeskreises der Technischen Fakultät” for Thomas Koller

MegaWATT Award 2017 for Dr.-Ing. Thomas M. Koller

(September 27, 2017) Thomas M. Koller received the yearly MegaWATT Award of the “Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis Technische Thermodynamik e.V. (WATT)” (Scientific Working Committee Engineering Thermodynamics) for the most outstanding doctoral thesis in Germany in the field of Engineering Thermodynamics. With this award, Dr. Koller’s achievements summarized in his thesis “Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids in Chemical and Energy Engineering” were honored. He received the award comprising a certificate and a prize money within the opening ceremony of the Thermodynamik-Kolloquium (Thermodynamics Colloquium) 2017 in Dresden.

Mega-WATT Award for Thomas Koller

Best Poster Award at the Diffusion Fundamentals VII Conference for AOT-TP Co-author Team

(July 7, 2017) The Best Poster Award within the international conference “Diffusion Fundamentals VII” held in Moscow, Russia, was transferred upon the AOT-TP co-author team Cédric Giraudet, Tobias Klein, Michael H. Rausch, Thomas M. Koller, and Andreas P. Fröba for the contribution titled “Mass Diffusivities of Binary Mixtures of Normal Alkanes with Dissolved Gases” (download poster) presented at the conference by Thomas M. Koller.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas P. Fröba Promoted to a Senior Editor of the International Journal of Thermophysics

(June 18, 2017) Andreas P. Fröba has been promoted to a Senior Editor of the International Journal of Thermophysics, where the Editor-in-Chief Andreas Mandelis stated that “this is a token in recognition of your excellent services to, and hard work for, our journal through the years, and the pains you always successfully undertook to keep the quality of published articles high and the time to publication minimal”.