Thorsten Zirwes receives Blanc & Fischer Innovation Award

Thorsten Zirwes, scientist at SCC, receives the Blanc & Fischer Innovation Award at the yearly meeting of the KIT Freundeskreis und Fördergesellschaft e.V.

The Blanc & Fischer Innovation Award, offered for the first time this year, was awarded to Thorsten Zirwes (joined online), Theresa Hanemann, and Florian Stamer.

The KIT Freundeskreis und Fördergesellschaft e. V. (KFG), annually awards the Blanc & Fischer Innovation Award together with the KIT to honor the best dissertations in the field of engineering. The winners are selected with an emphasis on high innovative potential of the methods developed during the doctorate, successful transfer into practice, and excellent oral and written communication. The award is sponsored for three years by the company Blanc & Fischer.

The Innovation Award, which was awarded for the first time this year, was presented to Thorsten Zirwes together with two other awardees. During his doctorate, Thorsten Zirwes developed new methods to speed up detailed simulations of chemically reacting flows on high-performance computers. His methods and simulation tools are currently used by more than thirty groups worldwide and are also used in industrial applications, such as the optimization of pollutant emissions in gas turbines. Thorsten Zirwes is currently conducting research at Stanford University as part of a DAAD funding program and attended the award ceremony online.

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