Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2016
Lighter and optically more high-grade automotive body parts in future
ITA-doctoral candidate Inga Noll was awarded with the Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2016 for new materials in the amount of 5.000 EUR on 24 June 2016 in Heidenheim, Germany. Ms Noll obtained the prize for her master thesis „Investigation and evaluation of the application of polyetherimide in automotive body parts with high-class surface and thermal stress“.
With her Master’s thesis Ms Noll explored the approach of the automotive industry to lighter and optically more high-grade automotive body parts for the first time. So far, keen and lighter thermoplastic fibre compound plastics were developed in the automotive area which were limited thermically resistant with a low surface quality. Ms Noll connected in her master thesis an amorphic high temperature fixed plastic with an adopted process and installation engineering und exceeds so the previous material offers for automotive body parts.