Professor Dr. Ing. Adolf Hobbacher, holder of the DVS Ring of Honour, received the "Fellow of IIW" award for his many years of service in the IIW. This prize acknowledges personalities for their considerable contribution in science and technology in the field of welding technology. In this respect, IIW praised, in particular, Professor Dr. Ing. Hobbacher’s contribution to the promotion and preservation of the sector. Professor Hobbacher was previously honoured with the "Evgeny Paton Prize" in 2013 for his significant life’s work in science and technology.
The "Henry Granjon Prize" in Category B "Material Behaviour and Weldability" went to the DVS IIW Young Professional Dipl. Ing. Klaus Schricker from the Ilmenau University of Technology. The "Henry Granjon Prize" serves to distinguish master and doctoral theses or comparable projects relating to industrial research by up-and-coming scientists in four categories. This mark of distinction serves to promote young people’s interest in welding and the allied processes.
Because of the current situation, all the winners of the IIW Awards 2020 will receive their prizes during the official presentation ceremony within the framework of the coming IIW Annual Assembly in Genoa (Italy) from June 20 to 25 next year.
DVS – German Welding Society is a technical-scientific society which, encompassing more than 120 years of experience, is dedicated to the around 250 different processes for joining, cutting and surfacing. The heart of all DVS activities is the joint technical-scientific work. It stands for the persistently close interlinking of contents and results from the fields of research, technology and education. The affiliated companies of DVS process the results from the society and present them to the outside with their own main focal points. The head office of the society recognised as non-profit- making is in Düsseldorf. The all of 19,000 members are looked after directly in situ by the 13 DVS state branches and the 74 DVS district branches. Together, all the members of the society are committed to joining technology suitable for the future in every respect.
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