RAUMEDIC Prize awarded to the Master Thesis on “Tolerance Field Optimization”

Helmbrechts/Hof – As in previous years, the best master thesis at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hof was awarded a prize.

The RAUMEDIC Prize, endowed with € 1,000, went to Andy Gradel this semester. In his master thesis he worked intensively on the topic of “FEM supported optimization of the tolerance field for shear bolts” by using a computer-aided simulation for the prediction of material failure.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kilian, who had already supervised the prize winner during his studies, confirms that Mr. Gradel is an absolutely worthy awardee. “I am very proud of him and I am so pleased that Mr. Gradel will stay at the University since he has accepted a doctoral position,” states Kilian.

Following the tradition of previous events an exciting lecture was delivered, this time by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eugen Herzau. The Professor of Packaging Technology at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences talked about the use and necessity of packaging in everyday life.

Michael Nase, who initiated the event, and Christina Hechtfischer, Head of Human Resources of the RAUMEDIC AG, which sponsored the prize, are very pleased with the development of the event. “Compared to last year, participation more than doubled,” declares Nase. “Not only do we welcome students and professors from the Faculty of Engineering, but also other interested parties from the region.” Christina Hechtfischer adds: “I am glad that this event arouses so much interest. We, at RAUMEDIC, are always looking for qualified personnel and are happy that we are able to offer graduate students attractive career opportunities in the region.”

Prize winner Andy Gradel (middle) with the team of the fourth engineering colloquium