Otto Junker Prizes 2023 for three RWTH graduates

16/11/2023

Lina Fischer, Alba Clemente Sanchez and Kathrina Theisen were the first women to be awarded the Otto Junker Prize for their outstanding academic achievements.

 

Lina Fischer, Alba Clemente Sanchez and Kathrina Theisen received the Otto Junker Prize 2023 for their outstanding academic achievements. This award is presented annually to RWTH graduates from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Materials Science and Engineering Group in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering. The fact that the three prizewinners are all female underlines not only the excellent quality of the graduates, but also the progressive equality and outstanding achievements of women in engineering and natural sciences.

The Otto Junker Foundation was established in 1970 by Dr.-Ing. E.h. Otto Junker. As an alumnus of RWTH, he felt a close connection to the university and valued scientific exchange. The aim of the foundation is to support young scientists and promote numerous individual projects. Udo vom Berg, Chairman of the Otto Junker Foundation, and RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger presented the awards at a ceremony. Professor emeritus Wolfgang Bleck, Chairman of the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board, also congratulated the award winners.