Kathrina Theisen, a doctoral student at the Institute of Industrial Furnace Construction and Heat Engineering, was awarded the Otto Junker Prize 2023 for her outstanding academic achievements and her successful Master’s thesis. This award is presented annually to RWTH graduates from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Materials Science and Engineering Group in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.
The Otto Junker Foundation was established in 1970 by Dr.-Ing. E.h. Otto Junker. The aim of the foundation is to support young scientists and promote numerous individual projects. Udo vom Berg, Chairman of the Otto Junker Foundation, and RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger presented the awards at a ceremony. Professor Wolfgang Bleck, Chairman of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, also congratulated the award winners. In addition to our employee, Kathrina Theisen, Lina Fischer and Alba Clemente Sanchez were also honored for their excellent degrees.
Kathrina Theisen studied materials engineering at RWTH Aachen University. She wrote her master’s thesis “Design investigations for glass tank simulation” at our institute under the supervision of Professor Herbert Pfeifer. She has been a research assistant here since October 2022 and is researching a hydrogen-fired glass melting furnace as part of the ZeroCO2Glas project with the aim of CO2-neutral container glass production.
The entire IOB is delighted with the award and congratulates Kathrina “Kathi” Theisen from the bottom of its heart!