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Awards for Outstanding Dissertations

The Chemnitz branch of Commerzbank AG awarded prizes to engineer Dr. Sonia Bradai and psychologist Dr. Julia Grass

Two successful doctoral candidates from the past year were awarded prizes for their dissertations by the Chemnitz branch of Commerzbank AG on 22 June 2019. The prizes of 1,000 euros apiece were awarded as a part of the Chemnitz University of Technology graduation ceremony, which took place at the St. Petrikirche, by Chemnitz University of Technology President Prof. Dr. Gerd Strohmeier, as well as Robert Wolf, Investment Manager at the Chemnitz/Southwest Saxony branch of Commerzbank AG.

Dr. Sonia Bradai was honored for her dissertation on the topic of “Design and Modelling of a Novel Hybrid Vibration Converter based on Electromagnetic and Magnetoelectric Principles”. She wrote the thesis at the Professorship of Measurement and Sensor Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun. The second winner was Dr. Julia Grass. She wrote her dissertation on “Need for Cognition from an Application and Foundational Perspective”. Her thesis was written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anja Strobel at the Professorship of Personality Psychology and Diagnostics.

Each year, Commerzbank recognises outstanding young researchers from all faculties at the university with these prizes, which are awarded via an independent committee. The primary criteria for the prizes consist of an evaluation of dissertations that are rated as “summa cum laude” – the highest mark possible – as well as the time required to complete the dissertation.

Note: One of the award-winning dissertations has been published by Chemnitz University Publishing: Bradai, Sonia: Design and Modelling of Novel Hybrid Vibration Converters based on Electromagnetic and Magnetoelectric Principles. – Chemnitz: Chemnitz University Publishing. – 2019. – xxii, 138 Pages : Illustrated. Scientific Reports on Measurement and Sensor Technology ; Volume 11 ; ISBN 978-3-96100-081-4, Cost: 16.60 euro.

(Article: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

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