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Focusing Expertise - Shaping the Future
In the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich pool their outstanding expertise in five research sections, a JARA-Center and four JARA-Instituts.These common efforts open up new research opportunities and facilitate projects that would not be attainable for either of the partners on their own. Furthermore, their attention is always focused on the grand challenges facing society.


RWTH recently honored Prof. Marco Lübbecke, JARA-CSD scientist, with the 2022 Teaching Award. The mathematician has been Chair of Operations Research since 2010 and was nominated for the award by the students of the Business and Economics Student Council. The University has been recognizing innovative achievements with the Teaching Award since 2001. Professor Aloys Krieg, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning, presented the mathematician with the certificate in a special ceremony.

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The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the largest ceramic society worldwide, recognizes dedicated members who demonstrate exceptional leadership and service that benefits to the society and the global ceramics community. For his outstanding scientific achievements, mentoring of students and young professionals, Prof. Olivier Guillon (JARA-ENERGY) has now been recognized as ACerS Global Ambassador.

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With its Innovation Award, RWTH Aachen University annually honors university projects that make a particular contribution to the appeal of the Aachen region as a center of innovation. Professor Malte Brettel, Vice Rector for Business and Industry, presented the certificates during RWTHtransparent. Several JARA members were among the honorees.

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RWTH scientists Max Hohenschutz, Carlos G. Lopez and Professor Walter Richtering (JARA-SOFT) from the Chair of Physical Chemistry II are involved in researching a gelation mechanism. Beate Förster from Forschungszentrum Jülich and Pierre Bauduin from the Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule in France are also part of the team.

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