Thursday, January 7, 2021


For the third time, the NIT has presented the "Hauke Trinks Award". First place goes to Theo Rieken, who is currently studying the master's program in Technology Management at the NIT in combination with an M.Sc. in Mechatronics at the TUHH. Second place goes to former HAW students Moritz Sundermann and Jan Teichert-Kluge.

With the Hauke Trinks Award, the NIT honors the reputation of its founding father Hauke Trinks and would like to make young people aware of the life and work of the former president of the TUHH. The prize is aimed at students from universities in northern Germany who are studying a STEM subject. Important criteria that applicants for the Hauke Trinks Award must meet are an outstanding bachelor's thesis, a high degree of scientific curiosity, and the pursuit of an original and interdisciplinary approach to gaining scientific knowledge.

For his thesis on "Computational Modeling and Numerical Simulation of the Urinary Bladder-Brain Axis," Theo Rieken was awarded first prize, which includes prize money of 1,000 euros. The NIT student, who previously studied mechatronics at HAW, convinced the selection committee with the high relevance and interdisciplinarity of the topic:

"His scientific commitment and his courage to try out new things clearly set him apart from the other applicants." , said Wolfgang Höll from the selection committee.

Theo's professor Prof. PhD. MD. DSc. Roustem Miftahof of TUHH's Institute of Continuum and Mechanics of Materials says of the winner, "Mr. Rieken has risen to the challenge of developing the expertise needed to work in this new field - and he has succeeded. He has demonstrated a great passion for learning and self-improvement."

We extend our warmest congratulations to the three winners, Theo Rieken, Moritz Sundermann and Jan Teichert-Kluge, and wish them every success in their future scientific and professional careers.

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