RWTH Professor Janina Fels Honored
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janina Fels was honored with the Lothar Cremer Prize by the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. in Merano. Fels has been junior professor of Medical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen since October 2012. Since December 2012 she has also worked as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Structural and Functional Organization of the Brain (INM-1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The 35 year-old studied electrical engineering at the Aachen university and completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Technical Acoustics. She completed research stays in the USA and Denmark.
Fels investigates the perception of complex acoustic scences - for examples in classrooms and open space offices - and their processing. Cognitive psychological processes and their effects with room acoustics, with regards to noise as well, are at the focus of her research.
The Lothar Cremer Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements and is endowed with 2000 Euros. Fels received the award for her "innovative and pioneering work in the field of binaural technology and medical acoustics."