Maximilian Schuster of Berlin’s College of Technology and Economics (HTW) and Filipp Köhler of the Chalmers University of Technology in Gotheburg won the Hamburg Aviation Nachwuchspreis 2017 for young talents Thursday at the 50th Hamburg Aviation Forum for the best “location related thesis”. The prize marked the first for B.A. and M.A. theses and was presented at a ceremony in Hotel Hafen Hamburg attended by over 200 leading figures in aviation.
Schuster won the category “Bachelor Thesis” which he developed at HTW in Berlin in co-operation with the Composite Technology Center Stade (CTC Stade GmbH). Schuster examined the reuse of so-called “Prepeg” bundles of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, which is melted and becomes a solid material for building aircraft.
Kohler won the category “Masters Thesis” which he wrote at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in co-operation with experts at CTC. Köhler developed methods for automated production of composite materials with different but combinable types of fibre. The so-called “Hybrid SMC process” is used in the production of “particularly lightweight composite components” in aircraft construction.
The prize was presented by Hamburg Aviation with the support of by Airbus, the Ministry for Economics, Transport and Innovation, the Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training e.V., Hanse Aerospace, HECAS e.V. and Lufthansa Technik.
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