On 28 March 2017, Paul Wurth rewarded three young talents for having contributed their Master Thesis to the scientific advancement of energy-related and environmental issues.
The competition is in line with Paul Wurth’s principle of continuous innovation and technological advance of its products and technologies and goes hand in hand with the purpose of promoting and encouraging young engineers at the beginning of their career.
After a preliminary selection process, the three most pertinent theses of 2016 were presented in front of the Paul Wurth jury, composed by members of the management board, engineers and the human resources department. This year, the selected candidates put a special emphasis on issues of plasma fusion (magnetically confined plasma), composite systems for buildings (beton / wood systems) and “fuzziness” factors in the duration of civil engineering / building projects. The Paul Wurth Award includes a cash grant of EUR 2,000 for the first, EUR 1,500 for the second and EUR 1,000 for the third winner.
The first prize this year goes to Felix Mentgen, who completed his Master studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the field of pulsed power and microwave technology. Two second prizes are awarded to Gilles Muller and to Luc Theisen who both studied at the Technical University of Munich.
At the end of the ceremony, Georges Rassel and the jurors congratulated the three selected talents on their excellent work and the innovating and advancing results they could achieve.
Also in 2017 Paul Wurth is again looking forward to interesting Master theses with creative and innovative topics. The closing date for this year’s registration is 30 September 2017, more information is available at our website http://www.award.paulwurth.com/.