The ÖWGP Doctoral Award is intended to promote young researchers and their scientific work. With this goal, the prize has now been awarded for three years. The ÖWGP - organizer of the award - is an association of professors from Austrian universities with the aim of promoting science and research-led teaching in the field of production engineering. (see website of the ÖWGP - oewgp.at).
This year's award ceremony took place again during the ÖWGP spring meeting with PhD colloquium, where PhD students from the partner universities presented their research work. This year - due to corona - unfortunately via videoconference. Thematically, contributions could be submitted in these categories: production processes/manufacturing technology, product and material sciences and organization. Maximilian Tonejc, graduate of Polymer Engineering and Science Leoben, won the third prize of € 1,000.00 with his presentation Opportunities and Challenges of Bound Textiles in Fiber Plastic Composite Processing.
During his doctoral studies, Tonejc worked as a research assistant at our Institute for Processing of Composites, and since May 2019 he has been working as a Process Engineer at Heliovis in Wiener Neudorf. He successfully completed his doctoral studies in spring 2020.