Doctoral graduates are discoverers

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"You are discoverers: Your research work creates new technical solutions, which in turn will be innovative starting points for subsequent developments." With these words, Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gehlen paid tribute to the doctoral graduates in his speech at the Day of Engineering and Design ceremony on July 1, 2022. On this day, the TUM School of Engineering and Design (ED) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) said farewell to its doctoral graduates of the past three years. It also honored particularly outstanding dissertation and master's theses.

ED Dean Prof. Christoph Gehlen congratulated the doctoral graduates on their doctorates
ED Dean Prof. Christoph Gehlen congratulated the doctoral graduates on their doctorates. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized the importance of teamwork in his address
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized the importance of teamwork in his address. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
Jan Wilch was awarded the Wittenstein Prize for his master's thesis. Likewise, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Manfred Greß received a Wittenstein Group prize for his dissertation.
Jan Wilch was awarded the Wittenstein Prize for his master's thesis. Likewise, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Manfred Greß received a Wittenstein Group prize for his dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The Franz Berberich Foundation awarded Bilge Kobas for her excellent research and development project.
The Franz Berberich Foundation awarded Bilge Kobas for her excellent research and development project. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Mack was awarded the Karlheinz Bauer Prize from Bauer AG for his dissertation.
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Mack received the Karlheinz Bauer Prize from Bauer AG for his dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
For his dissertation, the Dr. Marschall Foundation of TUM handed the Dr. Marschall Prize to Dr.-Ing. Ata Chokhachian.
The Dr. Marschall Foundation of TUM presented the Dr. Marschall Prize to Dr.-Ing. Ata Chokhachian for his dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The RENK Drive Technology sponsorship award for the master's thesis went to Markus Brummer.
The RENK Drive Technology sponsorship award for the master's thesis went to Markus Brummer. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
Dr.-Ing. Jens-Michael Stahl received a sponsorship award from Renk AG for his dissertation
Furthermore, Dr.-Ing. Jens-Michael Stahl of Renk AG received a sponsorship award for his dissertation.
The Manfred Hirschvogel Prize of the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation was awarded to Dr.-Ing. Philipp Johnathan Lechner for his outstanding dissertation.
The Manfred Hirschvogel Prize of the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation was awarded to Dr.-Ing. Philipp Johnathan Lechner for his outstanding dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The Arburg company awarded Paulina Anna Kraus for her master's thesis.
The Arburg company awarded Paulina Anna Kraus for her master's thesis. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The Arburg company appreciated Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Marczynski for his dissertation.
The Arburg company honored Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Marczynski for his dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The Rudolf Schmidt Burkhardt Prize for his outstanding dissertation was awarded to Dr. Felix Sygulla.
The Rudolf Schmidt Burkhardt Prize for his outstanding dissertation was awarded to Dr. Felix Sygulla. Image: Marc Müller/TUM
The Willy Messerschmitt Foundation Prize went to Dr.-Ing. Dr. Florian Heckmeier for his dissertation.
The Willy Messerschmitt Foundation Prize went to Dr.-Ing. Dr. Florian Heckmeier for his dissertation. Image: Marc Müller/TUM

In his address, TUM President Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann congratulated the graduates who completed their doctorates under the high demands at TUM. Hofmann emphasized the importance of teamwork: "Future challenges cannot be solved as soloists. Powerful teams with complementary expertise are needed in an increasingly interdisciplinary TUM environment and an international, intercultural setting. The characteristic of exchanging thinking cultures in teams will be more important than ever in the future."

TUM President Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann also congratulated the graduates, who completed their doctorates under the high demands of TUM.

In the presence of the donors, the ED awarded prizes for excellent dissertation and master's theses.

Professors Karsten Stahl and Konrad Nübel were also honored by the University President's Office of the Technical University of Munich for excellence in teaching. Professor Liqiu Meng received the Supervisory Award 2022. In addition, the Dean welcomed the new appointments since the founding of the School and honored the professors who retired from the School as well as from the legacy faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Civil Geo Environment, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and Aerospace, Geodesy in the last three years.

Following the ceremony, ED invited the doctoral graduates and their families, the award winners and donors, and the School's professors to a champagne reception to celebrate the graduation in a fitting manner.