Prof Brook Kennedy, an internationally renowned designer, recently visited the TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS) for Biotechnology and Sustainability. The award-winning pioneer of industrial design spent three weeks as a guest at Prof Cordt Zollfrank’s Chair of Biogenic Polymers and explored possible collaborations with the researchers in Straubing.
On Monday, 29 January, the student council presented the Teaching Excellence Award 2023. This student prize is awarded annually for the best teaching and recognises effort, hard work and outstanding teaching. “But it’s also a way to thank our professors for everything and their exceptional work,” says the student council.
As part of the seminar “Circular Economy and Sustainability Management in the Global South”, ten TUMCS students, accompanied by Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling and Vanessa Heinrich, traveled to the Ghanaian capital Accra. For years, e-waste from all over the world – including Germany – has accumulated in West Africa, mostly imported illegally into the region and processed and recycled locally under precarious and dangerous conditions.
The prize is awarded to students, doctoral candidates or scientists working at the Competence Center for Renewable Resources and have drawn attention to themselves through special achievements or initiatives, also in support of outstanding dissertations, master’s or diploma theses.
Michael Zavrel has worked on the development of industrial bioprocesses that turn waste into high-quality products. Now the Professor of Bioprocess Engineering is passing on his knowledge from industry in the lab and the lecture hall at the TUM Campus Straubing.
Prof. Dominik Grimm, Head of the Professorship of Bioinformatics at HSWT on the TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS), gave a talk on “Weed Detection with Drones and Artificial Intelligence” at the Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (hbw) in Munich on 24 November.