RUB Bauwesen CompEng

Official Graduation Ceremony 2019



On Friday, the 29th December 2019, this year’s official graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering took place. Graduates from Computational Engineering, Civil Engineering, as well as from Environmental Technology and Resource Management celebrated the successful completion of their studies. Furthermore, particularly outstanding degrees and achievements from graduates were awarded.

Ruhr-University’s biggest lecture hall, the Audimax, served as the festive setting for this year’s graduation ceremony. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Höffer, Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering lead through the ceremony and handed the degree certificates to the graduates. Selected students received prizes for special study achievements from the faculty, well-known industrial partners and organizations.

Former CompEng student Diego Nicolás Petraroia was granted the Hans-Jürgen Niemann-Prize 2019 for his master’s thesis ‘Bi-material topology optimization considering reinforced concrete’s compressive-tensile anisotropy’. Ms. Sandhiya Vijayabaskaran was awarded a book prize for her excellent academic achievements. One special guest was Comp-Eng founder Prof. Guenther Schmid, Ph.D.

The event ended with a get together in the foyer of the Audimax including a buffet and drinks. We are looking forward to next year’s ceremony!

We congratulate all graduates. Thank you for being part of the CompEng family. We wish you all the best for your future career and hope you will keep us and Bochum in good memory.

A special thanks to the dean’s office of the faculty, as well as Lina Boehme, Julia Lippmann and Mona Rosenberg who organized this year’s fantastic graduation ceremony.

Thanks to Rosa Lisa Rosenberg who has captured this evening perfectly in such great photos.


Christina Rauch