RWTH Awards Otto Junker Prizes 2015

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RWTH graduates Stefanie Dargel, Monika Kasprzak, Melchior Moos, and Johannes Sieg were awarded the 2015 Otto Junker Award for their oustanding academic performance. Dr. Ambros Schindler, chair of the Otto Junker Foundation, handed out the awards. RWTH Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg and Professor Wolfgang Bleck, chair of the foundation's advisory committee, congratulated the award winners.


Stefanie Dargel, 25, who graduated with a Master's degree in materials engineering, is currently a research assistant at the RWTH Department of Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering. Monika Kasprzak, who was awarded with the German Chemical Society Prize for school graduates, received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and the RWTH Education fund during her studies. Like Stefanie Dargel, Monika Kasprzak studied materials engineering.

Melchior Moss and Johannes Sieg studied power electronics and electrical drives at RWTH Aachen. In 2015, Melchior Moos was awarded with the Springorum Medal for his outstanding Master’s examination. Johannes Sieg received the best possible grade of 1.0 for his final thesis.

Otto Junker Award

The Otto Junker Award is conferred to students in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering – Division of Materials Science and Engineering – and in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

The Otto Junker Foundation was founded in Lammersdorf in 1970 by Dr.-Ing. h.c. Otto Junker. As a graduate of RWTH Aachen, he felt closely related to the university and valued scientific exchange. The central purpose of the foundation is to support talented researchers and numerous individual projects.