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 Hard Work Pays Off: Ruhr-University Bochum honors CompEng student


During this year’s academic year celebration of the Ruhr-University Bochum, students from several faculties were honored for their excellent final theses. This year, one of our CompEng students was one of the awardees.

At the beginning of the event, Rector Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich and all members of the rectorate welcomed all awardees and guests. Rector Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Andreas Ostendorf, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Kornelia Freitag and Chancellor Dr. Christina Reinhardt discussed recent research topics, academic affairs and professional development as well as the digitization, planning and structure of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Besides, the award of an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer from the department of philosophy, the Women Professors Forum received the Lore-Agnes award for their outstanding work concerning gender equality. Further, Jürgen Schlegel reviewed his achievements as chairman of the university council and announced his official retirement at the beginning of next year.

One of the highlights of this year’s celebration was the awarding of prizes to students from several faculties, which one CompEng student had the honor to receive. Mr. Manish Hassan Nagaraj was awarded for his master’s thesis “Estimating the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanocomposites using Analytical and Computational Models”, which was supervised by Prof. Dr. techn. Günther Meschke (Institute for Structural Mechanics). After successfully finishing his bachelor studies in his home country India, Mr. Nagaraj started the Computational Engineering program in 2014. This year, he finished his studies with an excellent CGPA of 0.8. Besides his outstanding academic performance, he was an active member of the student council. His dedication for the study body ranged from being a contact person for newcomers students to being responsible for the organization of a student language project called "Sprachstunde”, which is similar to the TANDEM project. Currently, he is a PhD student at Politecnico di Torino University in Italy.

We congratulate Mr. Nagaraj and wish him all the best for his future career and his research activities.