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EWM Award announced - young talents sought

Leading German manufacturer of arc welding technology awards innovative solutions by up-and-coming scientists

(PresseBox) (Mündersbach, ) For the second time, EWM in conjunction with the DVS (German Welding Association) is awarding the EWM "Physics of Welding" Award. The leading German manufacturer of highly innovative welding technology is calling on up-and-coming scientists at universities and research institutes as well as at welding training and pilot institutes to submit their groundbreaking research concepts for the competition. The 30,000 euro prize is intended to help scientists carry out research and development work that will result in a significant improvement in the level of understanding of welding technology processes. "As an innovative leader in arc welding technology, we want to help young and talented scientists realise their welding vision", explains Michael Szczesny, who as managing director at EWM is responsible for technological development.

EWM's main aim with the award is to encourage new scientific ideas and concepts for arc, laser beam, electron beam and hybrid welding processes. The winner of the prize will receive financial support with their research work, enabling them to carry it out in optimal conditions. Candidates should submit their written applications and concepts by 30.06.2011. The documents should be sent to Dr.-Ing. Klaus Middeldorf at the DVS or submitted directly via the online application form at An independent jury will evaluate the entries and select the winner. The award ceremony will take place in front of an audience of experts at the DVS Congress of the DVS Expo, to be held in Hamburg between 26 and 29 September 2011. "They can look forward to hearing about an exciting and probably unconventional research project", says Szczesny.