Heinrich Barkhausen worked as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technical College of Dresden from 1911 to 1953. As the head of the Institute for Weak-Current Engineering he achieved groundbreaking results in Communications Engineering and basic research in the field of electron tube technology. He gained international reputation for discovering the Barkhausen Noise Effect.
In appreciation of his achievements the Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD), Fraunhofer IZFP Dresden branch, and TU Dresden present the International Dresden Barkhausen Award for the eighth time. A grant of 10,000 € will be assigned.Applications shall contain an explanatory statement of maximum three pages and a brief C.V. of the candidate. This shall show evidence for:
3. Success in teaching at universities, student advising and / or training professionals.
Submission deadline for applications and proposals: 08/31/2013
Submissions should be sent to: Materialforschungsverbund Dresden (MFD) e. V., c/o IFW, PF 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden – and by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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