Karen Veroy Grepl, Ph.D. is appointed as Junior Professor

Karen Veroy-Grepl

Karen Veroy Grepl, Ph.D. has been appointed as Junior Professor in "Hochleistungsrechnen Ingenieurmässiger Modelle" in the faculty of Civil Engineering (F3) of the RWTH Aachen University.

Location: AICES Graduate School
Date: June 25, 2010
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Professor Marek Behr receives FAMOS for Family-Award

Professor Marek Behr, head of the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems is the 2010 Winner of the "Famos for Family Award." He was nominated for the award by colleagues and is selected by the ESB office (Eltern-Service Büros) of RWTH Aachen University for his engagement: "His chair is a great example of high-performing science and family-friendlyness." Since the establishment of the chair in 2004, Prof. Marek Behr has worked to provide family-friendly working conditions and promote a healthy work-life balance.

Location: RWTH Aachen University
Date: May 2010
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Professor Wolfgang Marquardt and Professor Dierk Raabe are New Members of the Wissenschaftsrat

Professor Wolfgang Marquardt and Professor Dierk Raabe are new members of the Scientific Commission of the Wissenschaftsrat. Professor Marquardt is head of AVT, Process Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen University; Dierk Raabe is professor at the Department and Chair of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics at RWTH Aachen University, and he is director of the Max-Planck-Institut for Iron Research since 1999. Both scientists are highly valued experts in their respective disciplines. Potential members of the Scientific Commission are jointly proposed by several renowned scientific institutions such as the DFG and finally appointed by the German President. The Wissenschaftsrat is an advisory council for the Federal Government and the State Governments.

Location: RWTH Aachen University
Date: April 2010

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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