The award ceremony took place at the DGM general assembly on September 22nd in Darmstadt. With the newly introduced "DGM Pioneer" award, the DGM honors great voluntary work in the field. Jürgen Hirsch from Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products is the first to receive this award.
Hirsch, who has also been a professor of metallurgy at RWTH Aachen University since 2001, has been a senior scientist at Rolled Products' R&D center in Bonn for years, for whom Hydro maintains close contacts with scientific associations, young scientists and with Develop and maintain bodies promoting science.
Hirsch has been involved in various DGM committees and materials science for years. He & nbsp; organized conferences and seminars, helped shape the programs of many conferences, and brought and hosted the sought-after ICAA 2008 congress in Germany. His work as a scientist, also in international projects, has received multiple awards. Jürgen Hirsch received, among other things, the Tammann coin 2007 of the DGM, the price of the European Commission for Lifelong Learning (in recognition of the AluMatter learning program), the InnoMateria Award and twice the Friedrich Wilhelm Memorial Prize of the RWTH Aachen.
The DGM honors Jürgen Hirsch, its member since 1975, as "a true pioneer of scientific networking and modern cooperation between academic and industrial research," said the laudator at the award ceremony, Prof. Günter Gottstein from RWTH Aachen University. < / p>
About the new award, Hirsch says: “This thanks to the DGM also applies to Hydro, which promotes the transfer between research, industry and the market more than many other companies in our industry. This is how we secure our place in the industry and are an engine for further progress. I have been serving these goals for a long time and am happy that they are bearing fruit. ”