Energy Prize

Each year, the advisory board of TU Darmstadt Energy Center e.V. awards the Energy Prize on a multidisciplinary topic of energy.

The works are evaluated with regard to their relevance, originality, creativity and their potential use. External form, content traceability for non-specialist readers as well as completeness with regard to the objective of the work also flow into the assessment by the managing committee of the advisory board of TU Darmstadt Energy Center e.V.

All professors at Technical University of Darmstadt are entitled to make proposals. Works from the past two years that have not yet been proposed for an energy price of the advisory board will be accepted.

The submission deadline is September 10th of the current year.

The award ceremony will take place in spring as part of the Darmstadt Energy Conference.

In 2021, the Darmstadt Energy Prize is endowed with 800 Euro for the best dissertation and 400 Euro for the best master's thesis.

Energy Prize 2021

Prize Ceremony

The ceremony of the Darmstadt Energy prize 2021 was held on 23 March as virtual event.

Prize winners

Best Dissertations

Andreas Taubel: Designing Multicaloric Materials with Martensitic Phase Transitions for Future Cooling Applications
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch (Institute of Materials Science)

Katharina Warncke: Vorhersage des Primärzerfalls von Airblastzerstäuberdüsen unter Anwendung der eingebetteten Direkten Numerischen Simulation
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Dreizler (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Johannes Oltmanns: Analysis and Improvement of an Existing University District Energy System
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stephan (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Best master's theses

Ariane Auernhammer: Erweiterung eines Transmissionsspektrometers und Auswertung von Messungen in laminaren Gegenstromflammen

Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Dreizler (Fachbereich Maschinenbau)

Benedikt Beckmann: Magnetocaloric, microstructural and mechanical properties of Ni-Co-Mn-Ti Heusler alloys

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch (Institute of Materials Science)

Anna Melina Merkel: Shape Optimizing a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine using Isogeometric Analysis

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schöps (Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik)

Energy Prize 2020

Best dissertation

Dr.-Ing. Niklas Panten: „Deep Reinforcement Learning zur Betriebsoptimierung hybrider industrieller Energienetze“

Supervisor:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele

Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Special Prize

Dr.-Ing. Moritz Gießel: „Elektrothermisches Verhalten von Hochspannungs-Metalloxid-Ableitern mit reduzierten Steuersystemen in Wechselspannungsnetzen”

Supervisor:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Hinrichsen

High Voltage Laboratories

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Dr.-Ing. Yvonne Späck-Leigsnering: “Electrothermal Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Surge Arresters”

Supervisor:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert De Gersem

Fachgebiet Theorie Elektromagnetischer Felder

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Best thesis

Peter Warsow, M.Sc.: „Entwicklung einer Regelstrategie für den intelligenten Betrieb der Wärme- und Kälteversorgung am Campus Lichtwiese “

Supervisor:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stephan

Institute for Technical Thermodynamics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Special prize of the House of Energy

Carolin Prössl, M.Sc.: „Stabilization of Fe-N-C catalysts for the Application in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEM-FC)“

Supervisor:

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Kramm

Catalysts and Electrocatalysts

Department of Materials and Earth Sciences