The Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry has honored four successful junior engineers in Aachen, during a celebration in the new building of the Institute for Textile Technology of the Aachen University (RWTH Aachen). Dr. Gunnar Seide of RWTH Aachen won the promotion prize (5,000 Euros) in the dissertation category; two promotion prizes of 3,000 Euros each were awarded for the diploma theses of Wolfram Kretzschmar of Dresden University and Christophe Rieger at Reutlingen University/ITV Denkendorf. The creativity award for the cleverest seminar paper (2,000 Euros) was presented to Ms. Helga Krieger of RWTH Aachen.
In his celebratory speech, Foundation president and chairman of Lindauer Dornier GmbH Peter D. Dornier said: “Technical textiles of today fulfill the original function of textiles by protecting people from harmful environmental impacts. Life-saving airbags in vehicles, high-strength fuselages of aircrafts or bodies of racing cars made of carbon fibres, as well as geotextiles in flood protection dams, are examples of this new textile reality, which is of strategic importance for our country.”
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