AICES Develops Quality Management System for StemCellFactory

In the BIO.NRW call 2010 the StemCellFactory consortium was approved in the first round of evaluation. In the consortium, consisting of nine partners from academic research and industry, lead by RWTH Aachen and University Bonn, the group of Prof. Schuppert (AICES) will develop biomarkers for automated quality monitoring of the StemCellFactory process. The automated process will produce induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) from biopsies and as well as re-differentiated neural or cardiac cells. which requires novel biomarkers for continuous assessment of cell quality. Since these cells have not been available yet in a standardized, automated process, the project will provide new perspectives for drug development and toxicity testing.

Location: Competition Bio.NRW
Date: April 2010

AICES associated fellows honored with Young Researcher Award

Stefanie Elgeti, Markus Probst and Mike Nicolai, together with Christian Windeck from IKV were awarded the second place Young Researcher Award in the Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-wage Countries". The prize was awarded at the 25th International Plastics Technology Colloquium "Plastics Technology LOOKING AHEAD" organized by the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV).

Location: Eurogress Aachen
Date: March 3-4, 2010
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Prof. Paolo Bientinesi receives DAAD funding

Prof. Paolo Bientinesi receives DAAD funding for 2010/11 to establish a collaboration with Prof. Enrique Quintana-Orti from the Universidad Jaime I in Spain. The project is on the Parallelization of Large Dense Symmetric Eigenvalue Solvers.

Sachin Singh Gautam starts at AICES

Sachin Singh Guatam joins AICES as a post doctoral fellow with Dr. Roger A. Sauer in January 2010. He received the Bachelors of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (2001) from the Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India and the Master of Technology and Ph.D. in Mechanical with specialization in Solid Mechanics and Design (2003 and 2009, respectively) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. From May 2003 till August 2003 he worked as a Software Engineer with Patni Computer Systems, Mumbai, Inda. From September 2003 till Dec 2003 he was a Sr. Research Associate in Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. His major research interests are nonlinear continuum mechanics, damage mechanics, applied finite element methods, contact-impact mechanics, adhesion.

Dr. Roger Sauer starts at AICES

Dr. Roger A. Sauer joins the AICES team as a Junior Research Group Leader in January 2010. He received the Diploma in Civil Engineering (2002) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and the Master of Science and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2003 and 2006, respectively) from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Between 2007 and 2008 he was a Post-Doc. at the Institute of Mechanics and Computational Mechanics at the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Since 2008 he worked as Junior Research Group Leader at the Institute of Continuum Mechanics and helped to establish the Graduate School 'MUSIC' (Multiscale methods for Interface Coupling) at LUH. His major research interests are nonlinear continuum mechanics, advanced finite element methods, multiscale methods, contact mechanics, biomechanical adhesion and self-cleaning surface mechanisms. Dr. Sauer is funded by the Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Society (DFG).