On this page you will find a selection of current scientific prizes and awards of our professors, scientific staff, students or start-ups. Prizes and awards given to members of our faculty in recent years can be found one level down.
- Elevear, a startup that emerged from the Institute of Communication Systems, was successfully founded on February 04, 2021 by Dr.-Ing. Stefan Liebich, Johannes Fabry, Raphael Brandis and Elfed Howells. Their Occlear® technology suppresses the occlusion effect and allows natural voice perception. The project has already received the RWTH Innovation Award in 2019 and was accepted into the RWTH Incubation Program in January 2021 as one of twelve outstanding founding teams.
With the "FAMOS for Family" award, RWTH Aachen University honours executives of the university for their family-friendly personnel work. The award winners of 2020 and 2021 were recently honoured digitally. The prize was awarded to six leaders in each of the two years. We are pleased that representatives from our faculty are also included, who are committed to ensuring that RWTH remains an attractive employer for excellent professionals. Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer from the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives and Professor Michael Vorländer, Chair of Technical Acoustics were among the award winners for 2020. In 2021, Professor Jeremy Witzens, holder of the Chair of Integrated Photonics, was among the honorees.
- The future cluster "NeuroSys - Neuromorphic Hardware for Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Systems" - is funded by the BMBF with up to 90 million euros. In addition to RWTH, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, AMO GmbH, IHK Aachen, the companies AixACCT Systems GmbH, AIXTRON SE, AppTek GmbH, ELMOS Semiconductor SE, RWTH Innovation GmbH and STAR Healthcare Management are involved in NeuroSys. In addition, the start-ups AiXscale Photonics UG, Black Semiconductor GmbH, Clinomic GmbH and Gremse-IT GmbH are involved. Professor Max Lemme from the Chair of Electronic Components and Managing Director of AMO GmbH will coordinate the work. The goal is the development of neuromorphic hardware for artificial intelligence applications and thus a technological independence for Germany and Europe.
- Special honor for outstanding achievements - Professor Dr.-Ing. Haris Gačanin will be named an IEEE Fellow in 2021. For his achievements in the field of "Development of operations and management systems for home broadband networks," Professor Dr.-Ing. Haris Gačanin, will be named an IEEE Fellow, 2021. The IEEE is known as the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology for humanity. The award of the title of IEEE Fellow is considered a great honor and recognition of outstanding personal achievement.
- The project outline "DWH4.0: Data Space Forest and Wood 4.0" is now one of the 16 winning consortia of the GAIA-X funding competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). We are pleased to report that Prof. Dr. -Ing. Jürgen Roßmann and the Institute for Human-Machine Interaction (MMI) have been assigned the scientific leadership of this project.