Awards from V8 group members
Affiliated to the Biorefinery Group in the Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, the Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow Dr. Mouna Kehili won the CFS-Jerry King Best Poster Award in the 18th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids (EMSF 2021), congratulations! This award sponsored by the Critical Fluid Symposia (CFS) was attributed by an International Committee composed of 9 experts from the International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (ISASF)! The awarded Poster (P25) focused on the valorization of coffee silverskin, a coffee industrial by-product, through a biorefinery cascade approach, developed in the institute a couple of years ago, to extract and characterize different valuable fractions, namely oil, protein, sugars and lignin. This approach comprises green high pressure technologies including supercritical CO2 extraction, subcritical water hydrolysis along with enzyme treatment.
Dr. Raman Subrahmanyam has won the third price for the ISASF Ph.D. Award 2020 from the International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids for his doctoral thesis with the title: Evaluation of CO2 driven processes for the production of biopolymeric mesoporous networks. Congratulations!
Tamara Athamneh has won the first prize for the Best Oral Presentation in Early Career Inverstigator Forum in International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Application. The conference was held at Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 18-20th February, 2020. Her oral presentation was entitled:"Preparation and Characterization of Alginate- Hyaluronic Acid Nanoporous Microspheres as Potential Carrier for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Using Supercritical Fluid Technology". Congratulations!
Isabella Jung has won the the Best Poster Award in the "Jahrestreffens der ProcessNet - Fachgruppen Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik und Membrantechnik 2020" for her poster entitled "Adsorption von organischen Komponenten aus Fluidgemischen auf funktionalisierten mesoporösen Materialen: Experiment und Simulation". Click on the following link to have a look at the poster. Congratulations!
Our LignoPure, spinoff of the Institute of Thermal Separation Processes led by Professor Irina Smirnova won the 1st place of the Start Green Award 2019 in the category "Founding concept". The Start Green Award supports founders of the Green Economy and provide a platform for innovative start-ups in the field of climate protection and sustainability. LignoPure, was in the finals together with other two startups: IRES from Hamburg and Artificial Ecosystems from Kaiserslautern. The LignoPure founder Joana Gil (PhD student at or Institute) presented the company in Berlin to the jury members of the award at the The Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. We congratulate all the participants.
Have a look at the following link if you would like to know more information about it!
A team conformed by Joana Gil (TVT-TUHH-LignoPure), Claudia Condulet (ABInBev) and Rahul Bobba (NEC) won the first place in the category “innovation” at the Global Blockchain Challenge in Malaga. The innovation was a lignin-based sunblocker that doesn’t harm marine life and is planned to distribute an amount of the profit for NGOs around the world that are dedicated to plant corals or marine grasses. This innovation aligns to UN Sustainable Development goal #14: Life Under Water."
The lignin to be utilized in these type of products can be produced in the Biorefinery Group of our Institute of Thermal Separation Processes.
Our Lignopure startup won a Future Hamburg Award, the ceremony took place last week at the OMR festival in Hamburg. Our colleagues Joana Gil, Wienke Reynolds and Stefan Boersting presented the startup and their biobased innovations at this event and received very positive response from the audience. The Future Hamburg Award 2019 went to three European startups, of 120 applicants from all over the world, Lignopure was positioned in the second place. The program is aimed at pioneering founders from all over the world and helps them launch on the Hamburg market, which hosts one of Europe’s most dynamic and strongest start-up ecosystems. The startups will receive the tailor-made support “Start me up in Hamburg” which is adapted to the specific needs of the team. Our colleagues will also receive high-end business coaching, professional pitch training and up to six months of free co-working space as well as access to exclusive networking events.
Click on the following link if you want to read more information about it. Congratulations!
We are very happy to congratulate to our Jun Prof. Dr. Pavel Gurikov, who has been awared with the "Siegfried-Peter-Preis" in the last ProcessNet with the topics of Adsorption and High pressure processes celebrated in Freiberg from the 18th to the 20th of February. A brief description of the prize is given below. Congratulations!
In Erinnerung an seine großartigen Leistungen verleiht der ProcessNet-Fachausschuss Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik im Namen der Professor-Siegfried-Peter-Stiftung der Friedrich-Alexander-Unviersität Erlangen-Nürnberg den Professor-Siegfried-Peter-Preis.
Der Preis soll einen Wissenschaftler bzw. eine Wissenschaftlerin für herausragende, zukunftsweisende und publizierte Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Gebiet der Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik auszeichnen. Informationen zur Teilnahmevoraussetzung und zur Antragsstellung erhalten Sie hier.
Best oral presentation in "Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy Session"
Tamara Athamneh has won the award for the best oral presentation at the Pharmacy Fourth International Conference at Applied Science Private University on 6-7th January 2019 for her oral presentation "Preparation and Characterization of Alginate- Hyaluronic Acid Nanoporous Microspheres as Potential Carrier for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Using Supercritical Fluid Technology". Congratulations!
Our ex-coworker, Dr. René Heils, was awarded with the VAA-Excellence Award 2018 on 9th November in Cologne for his outstanding research work on the topic "Process development for the integration of enzymatically catalyzed reactions in the reactive rectification". Congratulations!
Sheila Ruiz Barbero has won the award for the third best poster at the 6th Workshop of FSP "Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering" on 25th October 2018 for her poster "Formation and stability of foams in complex media". Congratulations!
Alberto Bueno Morales has won the award for best poster (Jerry King Poster Prize) at the 12th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Antibes, France on 22-25. April 2018. Click on the following link to see his poster "First evidence of solvent spillage under subcritical conditions in aerogel production". Congratulations!
We are very happy to inform you that our cooperation partner BASF has won the German Design Award 2018 with their aerogel product SLENTITE. Click con the following link for more information: SLENTITE® gewinnt German Design Award 2018
We are very pleased to inform you that M.Sc. Raman Subrahmanyam and the start-up "Aerogelex" have won the European Nanomedicine Award 2017 on November, 8th 2017. Prof. Smirnova would like to congratulate, not only the scientific performance, but also the high technical competence, good organization and overall good climate in our institute. You can find more information in the following link:
Miaotian Sun has won the award for best poster at the 4th Workshop of FSP "Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering" on 08 June 2017 for her poster "Synthesis of Stationary Phases for Chiral Separations and Thermodynamic Studies of Adsorption by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography". Victor Marrone and Elham Nawrozi have won the 3rd poster award with their poster with topic "High Pressure Cascade for a Selective Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bulk Chemicals". Congratulations!