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  • Hof/Helmbrechts, Germany
  • 30/03/2023

14th engineering colloquium at Hof University of Applied Sciences: RAUMEDIC awards prizes for best bachelor's and master's theses

Hof/Helmbrechts, Germany - On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the annual engineering colloquium of Hof University of Applied Sciences took place. For the tenth time, RAUMEDIC AG awarded the best theses at the Faculty of Engineering. For the first time this year, the RAUMEDIC Prize was awarded in both categories – Bachelor and Master – as part of a joint engineering colloquium.

The engineering colloquium sponsored by RAUMEDIC offers students a good platform to present their results and exchange ideas with experts from the industry. The event took place for the 14th time this year and offered an interesting supporting program.

The winners of the RAUMEDIC Award 2023

Top row from left: Hubert Neubauer,  Prof. Dr. Jens Beck, Prof. Dr. Marek Gorywoda, Maurice Walther,  Prof. Dr. Ina Löbus, Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing, David Kiesewetter.
Bottom row from left: Dominik Gerhard Weiß, Jana Wagenführer, Markus Liedel, Prof. Dr. Christine Falkenreck, Nadine Guttau, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Müller. 

Dominik Gerhard Weiß received the first prize in the category best bachelor's thesis for his work on the design and analysis of gear sets to reduce the flow pulsation of an existing internal gear pump. The first prize in the category best master's thesis went to David Kiesewetter for his work on media-dense interfaces in electromobility.


The winners were selected on the basis of a ranking involving several factors: The assessment by the supervising professors, the relevance of the work for science and industrial practice, and to a small percentage also the overall study grade. The award winners received prize money of 1,000 euros for first place, 200 euros for second place and 100 euros for third place.


Category best bachelor's thesis

  1. Dominik Gerhard Weiß: Design and analysis of gear sets to reduce the flow pulsation of an existing internal gear pump.
  2. Markus Liedel: Empirical determination of the processability of bioplastics to filling adapters for anesthetics by means of injection molding
  3. Jana Wagenführer: Introduction and standardization of a key figure system for selected Significant Energy Uses (SEU) of the REHAU-Group


Category best master's thesis

  1. David Kiesewetter: Media Density Interfaces in Electromobility - Planning and Implementation of a Statistical Experimental Design for the Validation of Influencing Parameters.
  2. Maurice Walther: Modification of carbon fiber-reinforcing plastics with carbon nanotubes.
  3. Hubert Neubauer: Potential analysis of flexibility marketing and the integration of renewable energies in the Wiegand-Glas group of companies.

Interesting framing of the award ceremony

The award ceremony was framed by interesting keynote speeches. Nadine Guttau, Specialist HR Marketing at RAUMEDIC, presented RAUMEDIC, the sponsor of the evening, in a short talk as a sustainable employer for engineers in the Upperfranconian region. She emphasized the importance of close networking with Hof University of Applied Sciences: "At RAUMEDIC, we consider the exchange between companies and scientific institutions to be very important. Both sides can benefit from the experience and impulses in joint projects. We want to promote the specialists of tomorrow and continue to keep them in our region."


Prof. Dr. Christine Falkenreck, Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Engineering, thanked RAUMEDIC for its commitment to Hof University of Applied Sciences and emphasized the importance of the Engineering Colloquium: "The Engineering Colloquium is significant for Hof University of Applied Sciences in two ways: we can honor our best graduates and at the same time establish contact with an important company in the region. The casual exchange at the buffet provides a great setting for networking, especially if we are also lucky enough to have our new university band perform musically, as we did this year. We sincerely thank RAUMEDIC for their commitment to our university!"


Two speeches by Jan-Lucas Menger from the digital start-up center Einstein1, on the topic of "Start-up at the Hof Campus" and by Dr. Jannik Lockl, CEO & Co-Founder of inContAlert, on the topic "Think BIG! If students don't, nobody will" encouraged the students to continue thinking innovatively.