Award for Outstanding Doctoral Work
Dr. Vineeth K. Bandari from the Professorship of Materials Systems for Nanoelectronics at Chemnitz University of Technology was honored with the Tschirnhaus Medal by the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Dr. Vineeth K. Bandari, research associate at the Professorship of Materials Systems for Nanoelectronics (Head: Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt) at Chemnitz University of Technology, was honored with the Tschirnhaus Medal by the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden a few days ago. The award recognizes his outstanding dissertation entitled "Smart Motile Autonomous Robotic Tubular Systems (S.M.A.R.T.S)," which Bandari completed with the distinction "summa cum laude." During his research at the Center for Materials, Architectures, and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN) at Chemnitz University of Technology, Bandari worked on tiny microelectronic robots and their actuators. Among other achievements, he was involved in the development of the world's smallest microelectronic robot. This 0.8 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, and 0.14 mm high robot is driven by a twin jet and is mechanically flexible, mobile, and equipped with various functions (published in the journal Nature Electronics).
Background: Tschirnhaus Medal
Since 2010 the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden awards the Tschirnhaus Medal to young scientists who have completed their doctoral studies with the highest possible grade of "summa cum laude." The medal is named after the Saxon Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651-1708) who was an outstanding natural scientist of his time.
(Author: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Chelsea Burris)