Young Scientists Award
The Young Researcher Award honours outstanding achievements at HTW Dresden in the field of applied research. Researchers at HTW Dresden and ZAFT e.V. who have started a cooperative doctoral project or completed their doctorate no more than one year ago are eligible to apply. The jury consists of the members of the Senate Commission for Research of HTW Dresden.
Young Scientists Award 2019
Civil engineer Dr. Sebastian Paufler is this year's winner of the Young Researcher Award of HTW Dresden. He was awarded the 1,000 Euro prize for his doctoral thesis "Investigations into the Control of Manganese Concentration in Bank Filtration and Underground Iron Removal and Demanganisation".
Sustainable water management is a topic for the future and Dr. Paufler has not only brought us his expertise but also his passion for this topic.
Large quantities of drinking water are needed worldwide to supply the population. As groundwater treatment is not sufficient, surface water and bank filtrate are also used as raw water for drinking water production. Metals such as manganese or iron are dissolved. On the one hand, these elements have a negative effect on the taste of the water and, on the other hand, impair the performance of the wells and pumps. Dr. Sebastian Paufler has investigated in his doctoral project which control possibilities exist for manganese concentration in bank filtration and in underground deferrisation and demanganisation. He was able to convince the jury with the presentation of his dissertation project at the Young Researchers Symposium. Dr. Sebastian Paufler received his doctorate in a cooperative procedure with Technical University of Dresden and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of HTW Dresden under the supervision of Professor Thomas Grischek.
In addition to Dr. Sebstian Paufler, Tim Seiler presented his doctoral project on the simulation and optimization of the static and small-signal behavior of various semiconductor structures. Vehicle technician David Wildner presented his research project, in which he developed a simulation-based method for variant analysis for automated drive and control systems using the example of a self-propelled soil cultivation machine.